• Ian Irvine, the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World and the CD Howe Institute

    Over the past months Canadians have heard the views on vaping regulations of Concordia University economist Ian Irvine.
    Recently the Globe and Mail's business editor gave space to his opinion that taxes on vaping products should not be so high as to discourage people from using them and that governments should do more to encourage smokers who don't quit to switch to the companies' new forms of nicotine products.

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May 17, 2021 3:04pm
Yet ANOTHER excellent summary from our NZ colleagues. This is an issue that Canada's government is steadfastly dodging -- in part because tobacco laws confine the health ministry to health issues (and not environmental consequences). https://t.co/OVQZaxA5Nq
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The Case for Banning Cigarette Filters. This latest blog examines the NZ Government’s specific proposal to prohibit filters and disallow innovations, additives, and other product changes that sustain the appeal and addictiveness of smoked tobacco products. https://t.co/EEAt8XD7k1 https://t.co/UnxUzMRhy5
May 17, 2021 2:58pm
Montreal economist Ian Irvine's connection to the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World has now been made public. Why was the @CDHoweInstitute silent about this funding when it giving this man a platform to oppose vaping regulations ?
https://t.co/1fjtEykTD2 https://t.co/EnqX8nAJk1
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May 14, 2021 10:21am
Once again, New Zealand sets a fine example for other nations. https://t.co/UZ5p3iIlNd
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Simon Chapman AO @SimonChapman6
NZ Trade Minister withdraws from international conference in Japan after being informed it's sponsored by BigTobacco @InsidePMI Wonderful to see principled gvt like this @WHO @GregHuntMP @FCTCofficial @BathTR @TFP_TobaccoFree @TobaccoFreeKids https://t.co/65eJzRIvn4
May 13, 2021 2:38pm
Thanks to @euromonitor we have a snapshot of how overall nicotine use is growing in Canada and in most countries other than the UK. Another reminder that the UK experience with diffused nicotine products is not translating to other countries.
https://t.co/wJkVOZWF8v https://t.co/AUpsYUcist
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April 30, 2021 1:05pm
The EU's scientific advisory body is one of a string of government-mandated reviews which do NOT recommend that e-cigs, as consumer products, be used for smoking cessation.

April 28, 2021 9:54am
More good ideas from Scandinavia!

Finland proposes plain packaging (for e-cigs too!), ban on tobacco flavourings, outdoor smoking bans in public places and a regulatory fee for tobacco companies.

Bravo @akpekonen! https://t.co/mgXhd3iAvL
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