Still no big picture vision at the CMAJ when it comes to tobacco

The Canadian Medical Association Journal has popped up in the news again and this time criticizing the government for delaying instituting new warning labels on cigarette packages. (Globe and Mail coverage here and original CMAJ editorial here). Essentially the story is that new labels have been developed but have not been rolled out which will […]

CMAJ should be advocating subsidizing smokeless tobacco

This August 30th, it was reported that an editorial in the Canadian Medical Association Journal was advocating that provincial drug plans should pay for smoking cessation drug therapies. Not a bad idea. If the official position is that smoking increases costs to public health and that cessation is an investment that would more than reduce […]