• New poll shows support for a course correction to Health Canada’s tobacco strategy

    (Ottawa and Montreal) - A poll conducted for Physicians for a Smoke-Free Canada and the Quebec Tobacco Control Coalition shows key elements of Health Canada’s approach to reducing smoking are out of line with public opinion.
    “A few years ago the federal government shifted its focus away from regulating tobacco products and towards a vaping market where smokers were encouraged to switch to vaping products but

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November 23, 2021 12:53pm
A welcome development in @GovCanHealth communication - moving from anodyne "talk with your teen" to actual risk information . https://t.co/X7Y5ZX4syQ
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Health Canada and PHAC @GovCanHealth
#Nicotine can alter teen brain development. #Vaping exposes you to harmful chemicals and can lead to addiction. Risks of vaping: https://t.co/7WZiQ50ZWx https://t.co/GZdKiRH94z
November 22, 2021 4:41pm
UK gov't wants to address plastic waste from tobacco filters. https://t.co/taFZdsDQyC
Canada should move forward .. filters are bad for the environment, bad for public health and good for Big Tobacco. What are you doing @environmentca, @GovCanHealth, @jyduclos, @s_guilbeault?
November 17, 2021 5:31pm
Excellent interview with Australian radio and @CoralGartner about the importance of removing tobacco from regular stores.
November 16, 2021 12:17pm
JUUL going 21 in Canada. What's wrong with this picture?

Age 21: a very good idea.

Age 21 as non-enforceable voluntary initiative: not so effective.

Age 21 as PR gimmick: a dangerous development.

Age 21 as gift to industry PR through gov't neglect: a public health failure. https://t.co/5ckYhAAWHE
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November 16, 2021 10:18am
Tobacco industry products kill 18% of Canadians. Yet there is still no plan to end commercial tobacco sales.

We need @jyduclos and @Carolyn_Bennett to set a new course to address this long-running public harm.

This week we sent them our rec's:

https://t.co/mB5cwmivzy https://t.co/vMqgw73M0t
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November 15, 2021 11:20am
Excellent analysis from Australia on why and how to phase out retail sale of cigarettes -- the arguments apply in Canada too!

Thank you, @CoralGartner and colleagues!



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