Six take-aways from Canada’s student smoking surveyThis month Health Canada released the results of the most recent Canadian Student, Alcohol and Tobacco Survey, with data collected in selected schools across Canada (except New Brunswick) during [...]
The continuing divide on E-cigarettes for smoking cessation: Part 1 – research findingsOne of the few agreements about e-cigarettes is that there is still no consensus about the role they play in helping smokers quit.
This post reports on the conflicting (and missing) evidence on [...]
Health Canada’s vaping flavour ban is still missing in action.It's time to admit it is dead.
In June 2021 Health Canada stated its intention to reduce youth vaping by removing flavourings from vaping liquids, and published draft regulations to that [...]
The updated Cochrane review of e-cigarettes — and what it should mean for CanadaLast 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 [...]
Doctors seek Federal Court Order to Force Health Canada to Comply with Tobacco LawMandatory 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 [...]
BAT’s disposable “VUSE GO” arrives in Canada.Last week BAT/Imperial Tobacco Canada began selling the disposable vaping device Vuse Go in Canada.
From the advertising copy on its website, it appears that this new product is being used to [...]
VEEBA: In a surprise move, PMI launches disposable vapes in CanadaThis week Canadian consumers and health regulators are facing a significant development in the vaping market, as the world's largest tobacco company introduces VEEBA - an affordable and fancy [...]
New survey results show no decrease (and some areas of increase) in tobacco use and vapingOn May 5, Statistics Canada released results of the third wave of the Canadian Tobacco and Nicotine Survey., in which almost 10,000 Canadians reported their use of tobacco and vaping products. [...]
‘Clear the Smoke’: Imperial Tobacco launches an illegal health-reassurance ad campaignLast week Imperial Tobacco Canada Ltd. launched a new campaign using the industry's decades' old strategy of invoking medical experts as pitch-men for their products. This post documents how this [...]