Alberta budget: “The government intends to implement a tax on vaping products.”


Yesterday Alberta became the first province to say that it intends to put a tax on vaping products. The measure was announced in the province’s annual budget. What took so long? Why are other governments not taking action? By any number of criteria, health-oriented taxes and price controls are needed on vaping products, just as...

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


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...

The tobacco industry’s $1 billion tax break


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...

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