Why so anodyne? Canadians need strong, effective and truthful warnings on e-cigarette packages

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Why so anodyne? Canadians need strong, effective and truthful warnings on vaping packages The federal government summer season of no-big-decisions usually runs from third week of June (St. Jean Baptiste Day) to the first week of September (Labour Day). Yet on the eve of this traditionally slow time, Health Canada handed public health groups with...

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...

Doctors group calls on Health Canada to clamp down on illegal vaping promotions.

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Physicians for a Smoke-Free Canada (PSC) is calling on Health Canada to strengthen its enforcement of federal health law and to put a stop to youth-appealing product designs and misleading, lifestyle, and testimonial advertisements for vaping products. “Almost a year has passed since Parliament legalized the sale of nicotine vaping products,” explained Neil Collishaw, PSC’s...

Use the Budget Implementation Act to fix the TVPA!

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Text of a letter sent today to the Hons. Ginette Petitpas Taylor and Bill Morneau. Re: Budgetary measures urgently needed to mitigate problems with the Tobacco and Vaping Products Act. Dear Ministers: The purpose of this letter is to draw to your attention the urgent need for the 2019 budget to contain measures to address...

Ultimate Hypocrisy: Tobacco companies fight tobacco taxes while hiking cigarette prices

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Action on Smoking and Health, Ontario Campaign for Action on Tobacco Physicians for a Smoke-Free Canada, Quebec Coalition for Tobacco Control OTTAWA – New data supplied by Health Canada reveals that tobacco companies have repeatedly hiked cigarette prices for several years while simultaneously fighting off federal and provincial tobacco tax increases. The price increases amount...

Health Groups Demand Feds Clamp Down on E-cigarette Promotions

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Action on Smoking & Health (Alberta), Coalition québécoise pour le contrôle du tabac, Ontario Campaign for Action on Tobacco, Physicians for a Smoke-Free Canada Health groups are demanding that Health Canada crack down on the recent explosion of lifestyle advertising of e-cigarettes on television, social media and other settings. They are calling for stricter proper enforcement of the current...

Health groups reconsider their support for Bill S-5

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Action on Smoking and Health, Canadian Public Health Association Physicians for a Smoke-Free Canada, Quebec Coalition for Tobacco Control New developments lead some health groups to reconsider their support for Bill S-5 New evidence and recent developments regarding e-cigarettes have reinforced ongoing concerns regarding Bill S-5 (the “Tobacco and Vaping Products Act”), leading a number of tobacco control...

The tobacco industry’s $1 billion tax break

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Physicians for a Smoke-Free Canada. Coalition Québécoise pour le contrôle du tabac Health groups call on finance ministers to strengthen tobacco tax policies. (Ottawa and Montreal). Health groups today called on finance and revenue ministers to respond to tobacco manufacturers’ recent price hikes and to protect public health by curbing the profits of multinational tobacco...

Archived Press Releases: 2000 – 2017

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2017 September 14, 2017  Canadian health groups respond to Philip Morris International’s $1 Billion Research Fund. August 15, 2017  PSC and the Quebec Coalition on Tobacco Control call for an end to the low-tobacco tax policy and the regulation of cigarette pricing. July 11 2017  PSC calls on Minister Philpott to respond to inadequate warnings...

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