Ontarians deserve a voice in deciding the future of the tobacco industry

November 14, 2023 by thestar.com

Ontarians deserve a voice in deciding the future of the tobacco industry

Within the next few months, Premier Doug Ford will likely be asked to make a decision that will affect the health of Ontarians for decades. Canada’s largest tobacco companies are expected to offer the province a greater share of their future sales revenues to settle the province’s long-standing lawsuit against them. A thumbs up to this deal by Ford would keep these deadly products on the market indefinitely and position them favourably as tobacco manufacturers continue marketing their newer nicotine products that are addicting youth at an alarming rate across Canada.


12.50% of the adult population are current smokers. There are approximately 3.9 million current smokers in Canada 14.80% of men are current smokers but only 10.20% of women.
SOURCE: GSTHR

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