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Tobacco Info No. 10

August 2012

 

Harper government guts Federal Tobacco Control Strategy

Health Canada’s press release on the FTCS cuts:
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ahc-asc/media/nr-cp/_2012/2012-55-eng.php

The federal government website page outlining the FTCS:
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hc-ps/tobac-tabac/about-apropos/role/federal/strateg-eng.php

Press release from the Heart & Stroke Foundation:
http://www.heartandstroke.on.ca/site/apps/nlnet/content2.aspx?c=pvI3IeNWJwE&b=3582275&ct=11713689

Press release from the Canadian Cancer Society:
http://www.cancer.ca/Canada-wide/About%20us/Media%20centre/CW-Media%20releases/CW-2012/Tobacco%20funding%20cuts.aspx?sc_lang=en

Press release from the Non-Smokers’ Rights Association:
http://www.nsra-adnf.ca/cms/index.cfm?group_id=2217

Press release from Physicians for a Smoke-Free Canada
http://www.smoke-free.ca/eng_home/2012/Statement-April17-2012.htm



Quebec’s $27B lawsuit opens floodgates of tobacco industry documents

The trial’s online database of documents entered into evidence:
https://tobacco.asp.visard.ca/Main.htm

Cynthia Callard
s Eye on the Trials blog:
http://tobaccotrial.blogspot.ca/

Legal filings for the cancer and emphysema class action on the website of the plaintiffs’ law firm, Lauzon Bélanger Lespérance:
http://lblavocats.ca/en/class-actions/tobacco-victims/active/jti-macdonald.php


Legal filings for the addiction class action on the website of the plaintiffs’ law firm, Trudel & Johnston:
http://www.trudeljohnston.com/en/recours_collectifs/nos_recours/responsabilite_fabricant/tabac/


Waterpipe Forum addresses dangers of hookah use

The NSRA’s final report on the Waterpipe Forum:
http://www.nbatc.ca/documents/National_Forum_Waterpipe_Report-FINAL.pdf

NSRA report, “Waterpipe Smoking in Canada: New Trend, Old Tradition”:
http://www.nsra-adnf.ca/cms/file/National_Hookah_Issue_Analysis_2012_FINAL.pdf


The 15th World Conference celebrates Australia’s plain packaging and explores endgame ideas

WCTOH 2012 website:
http://www.wctoh2012.org/

Australian timeline of events relating to plain packaging:
http://www.ashaust.org.au/lv3/action_plainpack.htm

Cigarette Citadels Mapping Project:
https://www.stanford.edu/group/tobaccoprv/cgi-bin/wordpress/

Article 5.3 of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control:
http://www.who.int/fctc/guidelines/article_5_3.pdf

Bloomberg Initiative tobacco control grants:
http://www.tobaccocontrolgrants.org/


4th edition of The Tobacco Atlas

The Tobacco Atlas online:
http://www.tobaccoatlas.org/

Press release on the release of
The Tobacco Atlas:
http://www.tobaccoatlas.org/uploads/Files/Launch_Press_Release.pdf



Review of new studies by the Ontario Tobacco Research Unit

The latest abstracts on new research: 
http://www.otru.org/current_abstracts.html


Risk of blindness from smoking highlighted by graphic image of eyes pried open

Health Canada’
s information on smoking and macular degeneration:
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hc-ps/tobac-tabac/legislation/label-etiquette/macul-eng.php


World Cancer Congress

UICC World Cancer Congress home page:
http://www.worldcancercongress.org/

Brazil bans tobacco additives


http://www.fctc.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=728:brazil-bans-flavoured-tobacco&catid=233:product-regulation&Itemid=237

Physicians for a Smoke-Free Canada on the Brazilian ban:
http://www.smoke-free.ca/trade-and-tobacco/Brazil.htm

Campaign for tobacco-free kids update on the Brazilian ban:
http://global.tobaccofreekids.org/en/global_updates/detail/2012_03_22_brazil

New host for GLOBALink


GLOBALink’s home page:
http://www.globalink.org/

National Heart Forum website:
http://www.heartforum.org.uk/welcome/


20,100 deaths by lung cancer

Canadian Cancer Society report on cancer statistics:
http://www.cancer.ca/Canada-wide/About%20cancer/~/media/CCS/Canada%20wide/Files%20List/English%20files%20heading/PDF%20-%20Policy%20-%20Canadian%20Cancer%20Statistics%20-%20English/Canadian%20Cancer%20Statistics%202012%20-%20English.ashx


Quebec launches $60 billion lawsuit


Globe & Mail article:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/quebec-launches-60-billion-lawsuit-against-big-tobacco/article4243761/

Manitoba passes legislation to allow for lawsuit against tobacco companies:

http://news.gov.mb.ca/news/print,index.html?item=14412

Saskatchewan passes legislation to allow for lawsuit against tobacco companies:

http://www.gov.sk.ca/news?newsId=00b0a2d4-942b-42e4-9279-d53984f1be73



Larger graphic health warnings hitting the shelves

Images and information on Health Canada’s new graphic warnings:
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hc-ps/tobac-tabac/legislation/label-etiquette/cigarette-eng.php

Department of Justice details the updated Tobacco Products Labelling Regulations
http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/regulations/SOR-2011-177/index.html

Physicians for a Smoke-Free Canada on picture based cigarette warnings:
http://www.smoke-free.ca/warnings/canada-warnings.htm

 

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