Des médecins cherchent à obtenir une ordonnance de la Cour fédérale afin de forcer Santé Canada de se conformer à la loi sur le tabac

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La production du rapport obligatoire affiche un retard de plus de cinq mois (Ottawa–le 15 novembre 2022) Une ONG nationale de santé a fait une demande hier auprès de la Cour fédérale pour qu’elle ordonne à Santé Canada de compléter son analyse, dont la production tarde, de la Loi sur le tabac et les produits de...

Doctors seek Federal Court Order to Force Health Canada to Comply with Tobacco Law

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Mandatory Report More Than Five Months Overdue (Ottawa – November 14, 2022) Today a national health charity applied for a Federal Court order directing Health Canada to complete its overdue review of the Tobacco and Vaping Products Act and to present the results to Parliament. “The law is crystal clear” said Dr. Atul Kapur, president...

Health Canada’s about-face on reporting requirements for the vaping industry is a bad sign for public health

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PRESS RELEASE.  July 26, 2022 Physicians for a Smoke-Free Canada (PSC) is concerned that Health Canada’s recently circulated draft regulations to require  vaping product manufacturers to provide the department with information on its products and activities reflect a departmental priority for the concerns of business over the public health benefit of better information on what...

Parliamentarians urged to revisit the tobacco and vaping law they approved four years ago.

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  EDMONTON, AB and OTTAWA, ON and MONTREAL, May 28, 2022 – Health organizations are calling on Senators and Members of Parliament to address the weaknesses in the Tobacco and Vaping Products Act (TVPA) which they passed in the spring of 2018. “Four years later, the flaws in the law and the weaknesses in the strategy it supported are increasingly apparent,” said Cynthia...

Medicago, Philip Morris and Health Canada: A predictable and avoidable fiasco

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Action on Smoking & Health (ASH) – Coalition québécoise pour le contrôle du tabac – Physicians for a Smoke-Free Canada Health groups urge the Federal government to pressure Medicago to align its approach with that of the World Health Organization Edmonton, Ottawa, Montreal, March 22, 2022 — Canadian health groups are supporting the reported refusal of the World...

Doctors’ group calls on new Health Ministers to revamp Canada’s Tobacco Control Strategy

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In advance of the beginning of Canada’s 44th parliament, Physicians for a Smoke-Free Canada (PSC) has written the new Minister and Associate Minister of Health to recommend priority actions to reduce tobacco use. The letter can be read here. The health charity urges the ministers to address two key weaknesses in the federal approach to tobacco...

New poll shows support for a course correction to Health Canada’s tobacco strategy

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(Ottawa and Montreal) – A poll conducted for Physicians for a Smoke-Free Canada and the Quebec Tobacco Control Coalition shows key elements of Health Canada’s approach to reducing smoking are out of line with public opinion. “A few years ago the federal government shifted its focus away from regulating tobacco products and towards a vaping...

New vaping regulations are urgently needed — as are larger reforms of Canada’s approach to tobacco companies

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Physicians for a Smoke-Free Canada welcomes the federal regulatory measures announced today to protect young people and non-smokers from the marketing of highly-addictive and enticingly flavoured vaping products. The new limits on the amount of nicotine that is permitted in vaping liquids will protect many young people from addiction. This measure will be in place...

Federal budget will trigger much-needed price increases for tobacco and vaping products

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(Ottawa – April 19, 2021) Physicians for a Smoke-Free Canada welcomes the measures included in today’s federal budget to increase taxes on tobacco products and to implement a new tax on vaping products. “These are long overdue and important steps to help protect Canadian children,” said Cynthia Callard, Executive Director. “Tobacco products in Canada are...

Tobacco litigation: another extension granted to tobacco manufacturers

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Quebec Coalition for Tobacco Control – Physicians for a Smoke-Free Canada New study shows consumption reduction targets would generate more savings for Ontario and Quebec than any realistic monetary settlement Ottawa, Montréal, September 29th 2020 — Today, the Ontario Court granted tobacco companies an additional six-month protection under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA), renewing...

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