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...

British Columbia’s new regulations will help protect children and adults from harmful nicotine marketing

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Physicians for a Smoke-Free Canada today welcomed British Columbia’s new regulations to protect young people from tobacco and vaping industry marketing. “Last year Brritish Columbia was the first Canadian jurisdiction to develop a comprehensie strategy to address the youth vaping crisis,” said executive Director Cynthia Callard. “The regulatory measures that were advanced today as part of that...

Health Organizations challenge JUUL and Rona Ambrose to ban flavours and reduce nicotine content in all of its vaping products

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Action on Smoking & Health Ontario Campaign for Action on Tobacco Quebec Coalition for Tobacco Control Physicians for a Smoke-Free Canada Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, Edmonton – Nicotine giant Juul and its latest board member—former Canadian Health Minister Rona Ambrose—are being challenged to extend new restrictions on vaping products in Nova Scotia to all of its...

“After two years, it is clear that Canada’s vaping law is a failure.”

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Action on Smoking & Health Coalition québécoise pour le contrôle du tabac Physicians for a Smoke-Free Canada A revised law is needed to flatten the curve on this new wave of nicotine addiction. (Ottawa – Montreal – Edmonton) – On the second anniversary of the federal Tobacco and Vaping Products Act (TVPA) coming into force, tobacco control...

Misinformation? Absolutely. That’s why we complained to the Competition Bureau

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For the past several weeks, Imperial Tobacco has been ramping up its “Facts not Fear” campaign. Their clear message — as shown in a display in a local Ottawa shopping mall — is that vaping products are not as harmful as health scientists are claiming. Well, we’ve been down this road before. In the 1950s...

Response to Health Canada’s proposals to protect children from vaping promotions

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We welcome the steps taken today by Health Canada to restrict e-cigarette promotions as an important initial step towards the comprehensive measures that are needed to protect children from vaping. We are especially pleased to see the Hon. Patty Hajdu make these proposals so quickly after she assumed responsibilities as the federal Minister of Health....

Health groups call for immediate federal action to protect young people from the risks of vaping products.

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Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian Lung Association, Canadian Medical Association Heart & Stroke, Physicians for a Smoke-Free Canada, Action on Smoking and Health (Alberta), Quebec Coalition for Tobacco Control, Ontario Campaign for Action on Tobacco Protection delayed is protection denied: Health groups call for immediate federal action to protect young people from the risks of vaping products. Today...

Health groups call on provinces to shut down creditor protection for tobacco companies

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Action on Smoking and Health, Campaign for Justice on Tobacco Fraud, Coalition québécoise pour le contrôle du tabac, Ontario Campaign for Action on Tobacco, Physicians for a Smoke-Free Canada Tobacco control organizations from across Canada are calling on provincial ministers of health and justice to oppose the use of the federal Companies’ Creditor Arrangement Act...

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