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Resources: Legislation


New Brunswick 

Tobacco and Electronic Cigarette Sales Act

Tobacco Tax Act

Smoke-free Places Act

Smoke-free Places Act: Regulation

Tobacco-Free Schools Policy of the NB Department of Education (Policy 702)

City of Bathurst: Smoking on City Owned Property Policy

City of Moncton: Smoking Outdoors at City of Moncton Facilities Policy

City of Dieppe Smoke Free Areas Policy

Town of St. Stephen Smoke-Free Policy

Town of Quispamsis Parks and Beaches By-Law #030

 

Canadian

Canada's Tobacco Strategy - Reaching less than 5% use by 2035
On May 31, 2018, the Government of Canada has announced a target of less than 5% tobacco use by 2035 to reduce the staggering death and disease burden of tobacco use. Reaching this target will save millions of lives and billions of dollars.

Bill S-5: An Act to amend the Tobacco Act and the Non-smokers’ Health Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts
Bill S-5 (adopted May 23, 2018)

  • Gives Health Canada the power to implement plain and standardized tobacco packaging.
  • Applies many of the existing tobacco regulations to vaping products.
  • Prohibits the sale of vaping products to minors.
  • Restricts "lifestyle" advertising for vaping products, the use of testimonials, or any reference to e-cigarettes as healthier than standard tobacco products.
  • Bans certain flavours — like "confectionery" and cannabis — for vaping products.

Health Canada information on plain and standard packaging changes to come (2018): 

Tobacco and Vaping Products Act

Federal Regulations - Tobacco and Vaping Products Act

Toolkit for Responsible Tobacco Retailers - Atlantic Region

Tobacco Retailer Licence Fee Summary
Canadian Cancer Society (July 2018)
Lists the annual licence fee per tobacco retailer for municipalities and provinces.

 

Contraband Tobacco

Illegal Tobacco: It Hurts Us All
(Educational pamphlet prepared by the the Contraband Enforcement Unit of the Department of Public Safety of New Brunswick)

 

Tobacco - Plain and Standardized Packaging

The tobacco industry has long claimed that plain packaging violates World Trade Organization agreements. That claim was dismissed in June 2018 when World Trade Organization released its decision upholding Australia’s tobacco plain packaging as consistent with WTO trade obligations.

This decision gives a big boost to international momentum in favour of plain packaging, and will accelerate implementation worldwide.  It is a big win for public health.

The adoption of Bill S-5 in Canada has given Health Canada the authority it needs to implement plain and standardized packaging. Public consultations on proposed regulations on a plain and standardized appearance for tobacco products are currently taking place until September 6, 2018. All Canadians are encouraged to provide their feedback. 

Plain Packaging - Internation Overview - Canadian Cancer Society (2018)

5 Minute Guide - Plain Packaging Around the World
Infographic presented by the Propel Centre for Population Health Impact.

Why Plain and Standard Packaging? 
Canadian Coalition for Action on Tobacco

Canada: Bill S-5: An Act to amend the Tobacco Act and the Non-smokers’ Health Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts 

Canada: Health Canada Backgrounder on Plain and Standardized Packaging