• Tobacco 21 – More evidence on the benefits of raising the minimum legal age

    Raising the minimum sale age for tobacco to 21 has emerged as a highly recommended measure for tobacco control systems.

    This blog reviews the history of Tobacco 21 measures and the research that has been conducted on the effectiveness of this measure at reducing tobacco or e-cigarette use by young people. (A downloadable version is available here.)
    Tobacco 21 laws help protect young people from nicotine

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April 13, 2021 12:16pm
The policy standards of the Canadian vaping industry are too low for JUUL. That says a lot.

"Juul Leaves Canadian Vaping Industry Trade Association" https://t.co/Eplz0sk1P6
April 8, 2021 10:19am
The same report shows an increase in smoking among young adults (18 to 24). Not statistically significant, but definitely a trend in the wrong direction, and it looks like no reduction in this group over the past 5 years (Chart from the report below).

Gulp! https://t.co/aD5RMMF7rN https://t.co/cUYOdnWy5T
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Between 2007 and 2019, smoking prevalence in the 16/17-year-old age group fell from 23.3% to 7.8%.

The population of smokers in this age group fell by 66.5% between 2007 and 2019, the biggest decline of any age group.

Find out more in our new report: https://t.co/7tGdZ9UBE6 https://t.co/LUPaeond8o
April 5, 2021 11:29am
Canadian regulators do not restrict tobacco industry pricing strategies for vaping products. This is a problem that can be fixed. (over to you, @GovCanHealth)
‘Give ‘em the vape, sell ‘em the pods’: razor-and-blades methods of pod e-cigarette pricing https://t.co/bIQEeFUtf2
April 1, 2021 2:26pm
Once again, @ITCProject puts its finger on the pulse of tobacco control policy impact. Implication for @GovCanHealth on their report: great work on #plainpackaging, but time to update #healthwarnings. https://t.co/rNU9AAEAG8
March 30, 2021 1:27pm
Sweden's Inquiry into Tobacco came back with recommendation to ban on flavours in e-cigarette liquids. Government goals are shifting to ending nicotine use, not just tobacco use. Bravo! https://t.co/dXdHKptyv1
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Margaretha Haglund @farmormottobak
Utredningsförslag; om oreglerade nikotinprod (tobak) Förslaget= översiktlig info i regerings ANTDSstrategi förra https://t.co/R7BWQPYI5f nu upp för lobbying av näringen plus deras vänner m syfte; alla grader av försämring av försl https://t.co/fgy27Z9Cqm #Barn #Tobak #Folkhälsa https://t.co/252dpgwRle
March 29, 2021 10:33am
In 2009 @AAFC_Canada paid Cdn tobacco farmers $246 million to get out of the business. Farmers took the money, but kept on growing tobacco. Feds did nothing. .
https://t.co/ess7hW4bPn https://t.co/Vi7xS6IpQO
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