Complaints of Industry Behaviour
- Complaint to Health Canada. February 2022. Complaint regarding misleading advertising by Imperial Tobacco in its #CleartheSmoke campaign. Letter.
- Complaint to the Competition Bureau February 2020. Complaint regarding misleading advertising by Imperial Tobacco in its #FactsnotFear campaign. Letter.
- Complaint to Health Canada May 2019. Complaint regarding infractions of the TVPA by Imperial Tobacco and other vaping companies. Complaint.
- Complaint to the Quebec Office de la protection du consommateur regarding failure to include important information in communications about vaping products. June 2020. Complaint
- Complaint to the Quebec Office de la protection du consommateur regarding failure to include important information in communications about tobacco products. June 2020 Complaint.
Recent regulatory submissions
- Response to discussion paper on Legislative Review of the Tobacco and Vaping Products Act. April 2022. Submission
- Response to proposed ban on single-use plastics (and the exclusion of cigarette filters on this list). March 2022. Letter
- Recommendations to newly-appointed Minister and Associate Minister of Health. Letter to Ministers Duclos and Bennett with recommendations for priority tobacco control actions. November 2021. Letter to Ministers.
- British Columbia should aim to end commercial tobacco sales. Submission to the Legislative Finance Committee during its pre-budget study. September 2021. Budget 2022: Protecting B.C.’s Economy and People from Tobacco.
- Support for a tax on vaping liquids. Submission to Finance Canada. June 2021. Taxing Vaping Liquids.
- Restricting flavours (including menthol) in vaping products is an important measure to protect youth. By supplying vaping products only in a therapeutic context, different product restrictions could be contemplated. September 2021. Response to Health Canada’s prposed Order Amending Schedules to the Tobacco and Vaping Products Act (Flavours)
- A 20 mg/ml cap on nicotine in vaping liquids is a necessary (but not sufficient) public health measure. March 2020. Response to Health Canada’s proposed Concentration of Nicotine in Vaping Products Regulations.
- Addressing the unhealthy economics of tobacco. August 2020. Submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance.
- B.C.’s good intentions. PSC supports British Columbia’s proposals to regulate nicotine January 2020. Response to British Columbia’s Intentions Paper.
- Support for Health Canada’s proposed Vaping Promotion Regulations January 2020. PSC comments on Health Canada’s proposed Vaping Promotion regulations
- Call for stronger health warning messages and limits on nicotine in vaping products. September 2019. Response to Health Canada’s proposed Vaping Products Labelling and Packaging Regulations.
- Call for stronger regulations to protect young people from vaping promotions March 2019. Response to Notice of Intent to Regulate Vaping Product Advertising.
- Protecting Canadians from Cheap Cigarettes February 2019. PSC and the Quebec Coalition call for budgetary measures to address tobacco use. Letter to federal Minister of Finance; Briefing Paper.
- Call for powerful renewal to the federal tobacco control strategy April 2017. Response to questions identified in Health Canada Document “Seizing the Opportunity: The Future of Tobacco Control in Canada.” Submission on strategy renewal.
- Concerns about commercialization of vaping products. April 2017. PSC urges Senate to amend Bill S-5 (the proposed Tobacco and Vaping Products Act) to a) protect young people from ads for vaping products on mass media and 2) to implement a phase-out of conventional cigarettes. S-5-submission to Senate; S-5 submission to House of Commons
FCTC monitoring Reports
- FCTC Monitoring Report – 2016 August 2016. Canada’s Implementation of Article 5.3 of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. Shadow report.
- FCTC Monitoring Report – 2010 November 2010. Canada’s Implementation of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. Shadow Report.
- FCTC Monitoring Report – 2007 June 2007. Report on Canada’s Progress towards Implementing the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. Shadow Report
Archive of regulatory submissions
Advertising and Promotion
- Tobacco Vector: How American movies, Canadian film subsidies and provincial rating practices will kill 43,000 Canadian teens alive today — and what Canadian governments can do about it. (2010)
Indigenous Tobacco Use
- Towards effective tobacco control in First Nations and Inuit communities. How the FCTC and respect for autonomy and self governance can support public health in Canada’s most challenged communities. (2007)
- A Moratorium on new tobacco products. How public health can benefit from a change in the style of regulations. (2009)
- Performance based regulations. Tobacco companies use new products as a way to overcome public health laws. A moratorium on new tobacco products can better protect health. (2009)
- “Trolling for Big Fish: 10 Lessons from Canada on tobacco product regulation.” Can governments regulate how cigarettes can be made in order to make them safer? The Canadian experience is full of cautionary tales. (2007)
- A Menu of Supply Side Approaches to Reduce Tobacco use. Cap and Trade, Moratorium, License conditions — the list of available new policy tools keeps growing …(2008)
- Phasing out combustible cigarettes
- Notional legislation to achieve phase-out in Canada#2: Tobacco Supply and Demand Reduction Act. (2018)
- Notional legislation to achieve phase-out in Canada#1: Tobacco Reduction Targets Act (2015)
- This should change everything: using the toxic profile of heat-not-burn products as a performance standard to phase out combustible cigarettes. (Tobacco Control Article, 2018)
- Tobacco Free Pharmacies Reasons why all provinces should ban pharmacy sales in provinces, and information on the majority that do. (2010)
Tax and Pricing
- Cheap cigarettes: Tobacco companies have manipulated retail pricing to blunt the impact of tax increases. A rationale for standardized pricing and other reforms is presented. (2017)
Submissions in reponse to regulatory proposals
- May 2016. Response to Canada’s proposed plain packaging regulations
- March 2015. Response to Canada’s proposed ban on menthol and flavours.
- October 2014. Response to Notice of proposped order to amend the schedule to the Tobacco Act.
- October 2014. An Appropriate Response to E-cigarettes. Submission to House of Commons Committee on Bill S-5
- October 2011. Response to consultation on renewal of federal tobacco control strategy.
- May 2011. Commentary on Product Labelling Regulations (Cigarettes and Little Cigars).
- May 2011. Commentary on Promotion of Tobacco Products and Accessories Regulations (prohibited terms)
- July 2008. Response to proposals to address flavoured little cigars.
- May 2002. Response to proposed changes to Tobacco Product Information Regulations (Toxic Statements)