Health Canada takes on the anti-tobacco industry

At a strongly attended press conference today, Health Canada unveiled the new warning labels to be posted in the foyers of all anti-tobacco organizations and the requirements that these labels be prominently posted in all their advertisements and websites. The new Minister of Health, Shauna Whyte, took this high-profile step to signal a break with […]

The danger of making cigarette packages generic

Today, in the CBC news, the article US bans “light” cigarette labels this month, the following: Hammond called the removal of those few words on cigarette packs “necessary but not sufficient measures” to improve public health or reduce false perceptions. Other countries are considering going even further. The Australian government proposed legislation last month that […]