Tag Archives: Canada

In Alberta Many Retailers Sell Tobacco to Minors

Cigarettes in Shop

Health Canada reveals results of a latest study which showed that retailers in Alberta city do sell tobacco products to underage more often than other cities across the entire Canada. Alberta Health Min­is­ter Sarah Hoff­man found that the results are

Alberta Banned Menthol Tobacco Products


Dr. James Talbot, chief medical officer of health in Alberta province, Canada, welcomes the government’s new proposal to prohibit tobacco products with menthol because they attract young people to start smoking. He together with the Canadian Cancer Society and other

25% of Young People in Canada Use Hookah

Woman Using Hookah

Researchers from Canada found in their latest study that in the country that smoking rates among youth are declining, but the number of young people who use water pipe and hookah is growing. The study was made by researchers from

Movies Encourage Youth to Start Smoking

Di Caprio Smoking

Activists from Canadian tobacco-control coalition addressed the Ontario Film Review Board a proposal to toughen its ratings for movies that have scenes with smoking. They say that this will help to prevent youth from picking up the smoking habit and

Youth Worried About Smoking in Movies

Smoking in Movie

In Canada’s city Ontario, in 2013 most box-office hits (86%) with smoking scenes were youth-rated (G, PG, 14A). This is an alarming data because numerous studies showed that when young people see smoking in movies they find it normal thing

Alberta To Ban Menthol Cigarettes


In spite of anti-smoking policy that these days is into effect in Alberta that was introduced to protect young people from negative effects of smoking, tobacco use  is still the leading cause of preventable diseases in Canada.  Thousands of people

Ontario to Ban Smoking on Bar and Restaurant Patios


Deb Matthews, the Health Minister of Canada announced last week that Ontario’s authorities plan to ban smoking not only on all restaurant and bar patios but at sports fields and playgrounds as well. According to Matthews, the owners of bars

Over 57,000 Ontario Young People Use Flavoured Tobacco Products


A recent study conducted in Canada showed that over 57,000 young people from Ontario used flavoured tobacco products in 2010-2011. This data made coalition of major Ontario health agencies call for a total ban on flavoured tobacco products. The call