Prohibitions/Restrictions on Flavoured Tobacco Products – 2013 Monitoring Update

  In recent years in Canada and in other countries, the tobacco industry has increasingly used flavours as part of a marketing strategy to make tobacco products more attractive, especially for youth and young adults. This update summarizes current legisation in Ontario, Canada, a
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Litigation against the Tobacco Industry – 2013 Monitoring Update

  Litigation against the tobacco industry is any attempt to challenge the tobacco industry through judicial process. This update summarizes healthcare cost recovery legislation and litigation against the tobacco industry, by Canadian provincial and territorial jurisdiction. Litig
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Youth Access to Tobacco Products – 2013 Monitoring Update

  Comprehensive tobacco control includes age-related restrictions on access to tobacco products. These restrictions target young people who, as a group, are vulnerable to smoking initiation. This update reviews youth access provisions by provincial, territorial and federal jurisd
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Tobacco Taxes – 2012 Monitoring Update

  Taxation is a policy tool used to increase the retail price of tobacco products in order to decrease their economic accessibility. This update discusses the effect of the introduction of Ontario’s harmonized sales tax on the price of cigarettes in the province, and summarizes t
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Protection from Secondhand Smoke – 2012 Monitoring Update

  This update reviews current bans under the Smoke-Free Ontario Act and concludes that protection from secondhand smoke in Ontario is comparable to that of other Canadian jurisdictions, except for those with a complete ban on smoking on open patios. The update provides a summary
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Prohibition of Tobacco Sales in Specific Places – 2012 Monitoring Update

  Comprehensive tobacco control includes prohibition of tobacco sales in specific places in order to decrease the physical availability of tobacco products. This Update discusses current legislation in Ontario about where tobacco products can be sold, and reviews legislation acro
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Litigation against the Tobacco Industry – 2012 Monitoring Update

  Litigation against the tobacco industry is any attempt to challenge the tobacco industry through judicial process. This update summarizes healthcare cost recovery legislation and litigation against the tobacco industry, by Canadian provincial and territorial jurisdiction. Litig
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Tobacco Control Funding Commitments – 2011 Monitoring Update

  Substantial government funding is necessary if tobacco control strategies are to be effective in reducing tobacco related illness and death. This update reviews the status of funding commitments for tobacco control in Ontario and other provincial, territorial and federal jurisd
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Litigation against the Tobacco Industry – 2011 Monitoring Update

  This update summarizes recent Canadian healthcare cost recovery lawsuits against the tobacco industry and litigation efforts related to contraband. International efforts are also reviewed, particularly those in the US, a global leader in litigation against the industry. Related
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Prohibition of Tobacco Sales In Specific Places – 2011 Monitoring Update

  Comprehensive tobacco control includes prohibition of tobacco sales in specific places in order to decrease the physical availability of tobacco products. A key aspect of availability is outlet density, meaning how many places sell tobacco per unit of population or geographic a
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Tobacco Taxes – 2011 Monitoring Update

  Taxation is a policy tool used to increase the retail price of tobacco products in order to decrease their economic accessibility. This update summarizes the amount of tax on cigarettes and roll your own tobacco by provincial, territorial and federal jurisdiction. The levels of
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Prohibition of Tobacco Sales In Specific Places – 2010 Monitoring Update

  Comprehensive tobacco control includes prohibition of tobacco sales in specific places in order to decrease the physical availability of tobacco products. This Update discusses current legislation in Ontario and elsewhere about where tobacco products can be sold, and reviews re
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Litigation against the Tobacco Industry – 2010 Monitoring Update

  Litigation against the tobacco industry is any attempt to challenge the tobacco industry through judicial process. This update summarizes recent Canadian healthcare cost recovery lawsuits against the tobacco industry and litigation efforts related to contraband. International e
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Tobacco Control Funding Commitments – 2010 Monitoring Update

  Substantial government funding is necessary if tobacco control strategies are to be effective in reducing tobacco related illness and death. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (2007) recommends sustained tobacco control funding on a state-by-state basis,
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Protection from Secondhand Smoke – 2010 Monitoring Update

  There is no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke. In addition to causing heart disease, cancer and premature death in nonsmoking adults, secondhand premature death in nonsmoking adults, secondhand smoke also causes sudden infant death syndrome, asthma and ear infections i
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Tobacco Taxes – 2010 Monitoring Update

  Taxation is a policy tool used to increase the retail price of tobacco products in order to decrease their economic accessibility. This Update reviews the current level of taxation on tobacco products in Ontario and other jurisdictions. Related publications: Protection from Sec
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Youth Access to Tobacco Products – 2010 Monitoring Update

  Comprehensive tobacco control includes age-related restrictions on access to tobacco products. These restrictions target young people who, as a group, are vulnerable to smoking initiation. This update reviews youth access provisions by provincial, territorial and federal jurisd
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Retail Display of Tobacco Products – 2010 Monitoring Update

  Retail display refers to the visible presence of tobacco products and accessories at the point of sale. The tobacco industry uses powerwalls, countertop displays, signage and product accessories like brand-name lighters to communicate with customers. The impact of retail displa
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Tobacco Control Funding Commitments – 2009 Monitoring Update

  Substantial government funding is necessary if tobacco control strategies are to be effective in reducing tobacco related illness and death. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (2007) recommends sustained tobacco control funding on a state-by-state basis,
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Retail Display of Tobacco Products – 2009 Monitoring Update

  Retail display refers to the visible presence of tobacco products and accessories at the point of sale. The tobacco industry uses powerwalls, countertop displays, signage and product accessories like brand-name lighters to communicate with customers. The impact of retail displa
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Youth Access to Tobacco Products – 2009 Monitoring Update

  Comprehensive tobacco control includes age-related restrictions on access to tobacco products. These restrictions target young people who, as a group, are vulnerable to smoking initiation. This update reviews youth access provisions by provincial, territorial and federal jurisd
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Tobacco Taxes – 2009 Monitoring Update

  Taxation is a policy tool used to increase the retail price of tobacco products in order to decrease their economic accessibility. Surveys of Canadian adults show a positive relationship between higher cigarette price and the odds of being a nonsmoker and of smoking less. Youth
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Prohibition of Tobacco Sales In Specific Places – 2009 Monitoring Update

  Comprehensive tobacco control includes prohibition of tobacco sales in specific places in order to decrease the physical availability of tobacco products. A key aspect of availability is outlet density, meaning how many places sell tobacco per unit of population or geographic a
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Protection From Secondhand Smoke – 2009 Monitoring Update

  There is no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke. In addition to causing heart disease, cancer and premature death in nonsmoking adults, secondhand premature death in nonsmoking adults, secondhand smoke also causes sudden infant death syndrome, asthma and ear infections i
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Youth Access to Tobacco Products – 2008 Monitoring Update

  Comprehensive tobacco control includes age-related restrictions on access to tobacco products. Youth access restrictions reduce the availability of tobacco to young people who, as a group, are known to be vulnerable to smoking initiation (Ahmad and Billimek 2007). The most comm
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Tobacco Control Funding Commitments – 2008 Monitoring Update

  Substantial and stable government funding is necessary if tobacco control strategies are to be effective in reducing tobacco-related illness and death. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2007) recommends sustained tobacco control funding on a state-by-state ba
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Prohibition of Tobacco Sales in Specific Places – 2008 Monitoring Update

  Comprehensive tobacco control policy includes prohibition of tobacco sales in specific places in order to decrease physical availability. Physical availability can be measured in terms of outlet density, meaning how many places sell tobacco per unit of population or geographic
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Tobacco Taxes – 2008 Monitoring Update

  Taxation is a policy tool used to increase the retail price of tobacco products thereby decreasing their economic accessibility. Increased price of cigarettes has been shown to be effective in reducing smoking prevalence among young persons. For example, Carpenter and Cook (200
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Retail Display Of Tobacco Products – 2008 Monitoring Update

  Retail display is the visible presence of tobacco products and accessories at the point of sale. The tobacco industry uses powerwalls, countertop displays, signage and brand-name accessories like lighters to communicate with current, former and potential smokers. The impact of
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Protection from Secondhand Smoke – 2008 Monitoring Update

  Research shows there is no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke. Concentrations can be especially high in cars (Sendzik et al. 2008). In addition to causing heart disease, cancer and premature death in nonsmoking adults, secondhand smoke also causes sudden infant death sy
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Protection from Secondhand Smoke – 2007 Monitoring Update

  There is no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke. This Update outlines legislation to reduce or eliminate exposure to secondhand smoke in various locations in Ontario. Protection from secondhand smoke in Ontario is comparable to that of other Canadian jurisdictions, excep
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Tobacco Taxes – 2007 Monitoring Update

  Taxation is a policy tool used to increase the retail price of tobacco products thereby decreasing their economic availability. This update outlines Ontario’s commitment to raise taxes on tobacco products and compares the Ontario levels of taxation with other jurisdiction
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Youth Access to Tobacco Products – 2007 Monitoring Update

  As part of the goal area of prevention, comprehensive tobacco control policy includes restrictions on youth access to tobacco products. Age-related tobacco legislation is a means of curtailing the availability of tobacco to a demographic group which is particularly vulnerable t
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Tobacco Control Funding Commitments – 2007 Monitoring Update

  Substantial and stable funding on the part of government is a necessary condition for an effective tobacco control strategy. Under the Smoke-Free Ontario Strategy, Ontario has substantially increased funding commitments dedicated to tobacco control. This Update reviews levels o
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Prohibition of Sale of Tobacco Products in Specific Places – 2007 Monitoring Update

  Comprehensive tobacco control policy includes restrictions on the sale of tobacco from a range of retail sources.The purpose of this type of policy is to decrease the availability, promotion and use of tobacco products while at the same time encouraging tobacco product denormal
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Retail Display Bans of Tobacco Products – 2007 Monitoring Update

  The retail environment acts as an inducement to smoking not only by virtue of the physical availability of tobacco products but also by means of visual cues that signal, support, and normalize this availability.Recognizing the danger to public health posed by such visual cues,
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