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Opinion: Improve public health by swapping Big Tobacco for Big Vape

Canadian smokers have been staring at warning labels on their cigarette packs for more than half a century. And while these labels have metastasized in size and grotesqueness over the years, millions of smokers still haven’t kicked the habit. Now Health Canada thinks one more warning will finally do the trick. Starting next year, printed slogans such as “Poison in every puff” will be required on each and every cigarette. Canada is the first country to make such a move. Carolyn Bennett, federal minister for mental health and addictions when the new policy was announced, called it a “bold step.” Such confidence seems misplaced.

October 17, 2023 by