ALBERTA KIDS DESERVE BETTER PROTECTION FROM TOBACCO AND VAPING PRODUCTS
Edmonton - A coalition of prominent health organizations is extending a hand to help the Alberta government develop new regulations to ban flavoured vaping products as soon as possible. Last night, the Legislative Assembly passed Bill 19—the Tobacco and Smoking Reduction Amendment Act.
Edmonton - The Campaign for a Smoke-Free Alberta is launching a provincial mobilization effort to urge Albertans to contact their MLA in support of strong legislation to curb the explosive rise in youth vaping. The call comes on the heels of a new national drug survey revealing that 50,000 school-aged youth in Alberta have tried vaping in the past 30 days—a six-fold increase in just four years.
Opinion Editorial - The Alberta government must be commended for following the advice of its senior health officials in its concerted efforts to combat the spread of the corona virus. As we begin to rebuild our province, we must apply this same decisiveness to other public health issues that threaten our collective health and the well-being of our most vulnerable.
Edmonton - Health groups are calling for a ban on flavoured vaping products as a mandatory government review of the Tobacco and Smoking Reduction Act draws to a close. The wide availability and heavy promotion of flavoured vaping products is attributed to the explosive rise in teen vaping.
Edmonton – A recent public opinion survey of 1,002 Albertans conducted by Leger Research reveals that more than four out of five Albertans support aligning provincial restrictions on tobacco with those on vaping and nicotine vaping products. The Alberta government recently launched a mandatory review of the Tobacco and Smoking Reduction Act and it is considering changes to the legislation including the regulation of vaping products.
Edmonton – With today’s introduction of new vaping legislation in Saskatchewan, Alberta becomes the only remaining province without any provincial legislation to control the consumption, sale and marketing of vaping products.
This Year in Alberta
School-aged kids using tobacco
Tobacco related deaths
Dollars in tobacco related health costs
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