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Federal Tobacco Tax Inflationary Increase of 46 cents Per Carton Takes Effect April 1

2020-04-02T13:30:11+00:00Tags: , , |

As of April 1, 2020, federal tobacco taxes will increase by $0.46 cents per carton of 200 cigarettes, and $0.29 per 200 roll-your-own cigarettes. [...]

COVID, youth, and substance use: Critical messages for youth and families

2020-03-31T14:44:13+00:00Tags: , , , |

The Canadian Pediatric Society has published a new article that encourages pediatricians and other health professionals who work with youth and families to communicate [...]

WHO Announces Smoking Can Increase Your Chances of Getting Covid-19

2020-03-30T02:16:41+00:00Tags: , , , |

Using tobacco products can increase your chance of getting COVID-19. Bringing your hands to your mouth can transfer the virus into your body. Sharing [...]

New legislation for PEI now in effect

2020-03-24T14:14:39+00:00Tags: , , , , , |

In PEI, new legislation establishing age 21 for tobacco and e-cigarettes, and requiring e-cigarette sales to be in specialty stores only, came into effect [...]

COVID-19 and Smoking: A Systematic Review of the Evidence

2020-03-23T17:12:37+00:00Tags: , , , |

A systematic review of studies on COVID-19 that included information on patients’ smoking status to evaluate the association between smoking and COVID-19 outcomes including [...]

Covid-19: The role of smoking cessation during respiratory virus epidemics

2020-03-23T17:28:03+00:00Tags: , |

In addition to the health benefits of stopping smoking, it is plausible that a spike in quit rates could help reduce community transmission of [...]

Health Canada’s Departmental Plan for 2020-21

2020-03-20T13:58:10+00:00Tags: , , , |

Health Canada will advance implementation of Canada's Tobacco Strategy, a modernized approach for successful tobacco control with the goal of achieving the target of [...]