• Do telephone interviews undercount smokers?

    Earlier this month, Statistics Canada released the most recent results from its long-standing and impressive Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS). The results were very encouraging for those who work to reduce tobacco use -- smoking rates had declined to 13% -  the lowest rate in our lifetime. Earlier in the year, another Statistics Canada survey (the Canadian Tobacco and Nicotine Survey, CTNS) had estimated

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October 20, 2021 10:40am
Youth vaping in Canada increasing again, according to research by @DavidHammondPhD and @ITCProject.

Thanks to @CBCHealth and @christinecbc for sharing this important information.
https://t.co/LmVgmocFWh https://t.co/I0fNxdJMIF
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October 19, 2021 2:09pm
Sad to report that Quebec and Canada have lost another public health visionary. Jean Rochon was a driving force for tobacco control and other public goods. https://t.co/5ArgL7PtmX
October 12, 2021 1:20pm
In today's announcement that VEEV was now being marketed in Canada, @RBHInc invoked @GovCanHealth to validate its implication that these products were less harmful than cigarettes.

https://t.co/FUQ19bDcrG https://t.co/3y0HcT3qss
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October 12, 2021 12:55pm
Bravo to U.S. health groups who are willing to use the courts to hold government accountable. @TobaccoFreeKids, @truthinitiative, @AmericanCancer, @American_Heart, and others. https://t.co/xDOv8lbdP4
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CA Tobacco Center for Organizing & Engagement @CATobaccoCenter
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is being sued over its delay in issuing a final rule about graphic health warnings on cigarette packs and ads. Read more here: https://t.co/nndIRFys1N https://t.co/JSkfl2xJzD
September 30, 2021 5:28pm
Research has generally shown that the use of stop smoking medications in combination with counselling is more effective than medicines alone. That is reason enough to legally treat e-cigs as a therapeutic product (and not a recreational drug or lifestyle accessory). https://t.co/MvjL9DrDNZ
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Maurice @MauriceGSwanson
From tomorrow, 1 October, a doctor’s prescription will be required to legally obtain vaping products, including e-cigarettes, pods and liquid nicotine, from overseas websites. https://t.co/O7H3rs0re4


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