Smoking Laws

Segregating Medical Marijuana Patients Isn't The Answer

Quito Maggi | Posted 03.18.2016 | Canada Politics
Quito Maggi

By equating medicinal cannabis with tobacco and applying the same rules to its sale and use, the Ontario government is effectively telling patients to get back in to the closet where they belong. It's a regressive policy that has no place in this country.

Put Your Vapes Away, Ontario

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.10.2016 | Canada

"Whether it's vaping, whether it's medical marijuana, whether it's cigarettes... there should be restrictions on that.''

Choking on Smoking Bans

Marni Soupcoff | Posted 11.25.2013 | Canada Politics
Marni Soupcoff

Outdoor smoking bans like the one being proposed for Toronto are in large part one big finger-wag at smokers for daring to defy the public health establishment's exhortations and advice. They're not so much safety measures as payback for being recalcitrant.

Expand Toronto's Smoking Ban: Report

CBC | Posted 11.24.2013 | Canada Living

Toronto’s chief medical officer wants city council and the province to expand the number of outdoor places where smoking is banned including beaches...

The Government's Addiction to Smoking

Phil Froats | Posted 03.20.2013 | Canada
Phil Froats

When you look at the numbers alone, it boggles the mind why there have not been more measures taken to curb or eliminate smoking altogether. One of the main reasons is governments' addiction to tobacco taxes. At times, they show their true colours and flash this addiction for all to see.