• The updated Cochrane review of e-cigarettes — and what it should mean for Canada

    Last week, the UK based health charity, Cochrane, released its sixth report on the evidence on the use of e-cigarettes for smoking cessation. This post reflects on how this and other Cochrane conclusions could serve Canadian efforts to reduce smoking at the population and individual levels.

    In brief:
    1) Cochrane establishes that in clinical trials, E-cigarettes fail 10 times more often than they succeed

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In Canada, tobacco companies are allowed to use contracts with retailers to vary the price of cigarettes by location. New research by Emmanuel Guindon and his colleagues show this puts poor kids at greater risk. https://t.co/zgjjOsZhP3
In failing to report to Parliament on the tobacco and vaping market, the federal government has defied its own law. Today we asked the Federal Court to tell it to do so.


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Spain's new campaign encourages vapers and smokers to quit - and cites environmental damage as one more reason to do so. 👍
In Canada: no encouragement for adult vapers to quit, no media campaigns on quitting smoking, no environmental messaging. 👎
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BAT and PMI are now selling disposable vapes in Canada. Canadian governments knew this was coming and know that disposable vapes are a danger to kids... yet have rolled back plans to ban youth-friendly designs.
https://t.co/EsOfoTZ6ap https://t.co/zmzDWJX2DL
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