ALBERTA KIDS DESERVE BETTER PROTECTION FROM TOBACCO AND VAPING PRODUCTS

The tobacco and vaping industry treats Alberta youth like targets. We can’t let them. When the Alberta government sets goals for tobacco reduction, those targets are about more than just a number—they are about the lives of Alberta kids. Each one matters. They deserve better protection. Since the passage of the Tobacco and Smoking Reduction Act in 2013, several sections of the legislation remain unimplemented. Critical measures to protect Alberta youth from exposure to tobacco products remain unproclaimed and unenforced and vaping is now considered an epidemic among youth. Help us make sure kids are protected from tobacco and vaping products. Please take action today.

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Let the Alberta government know that strong legislation is needed to protect kids from tobacco and vaping products.

Jun 23, 2020 by CSFA

HEALTH GROUPS WANT ALBERTA YOUTH TO BE PROTECTED FROM FLAVOURED 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.

Feb 24, 2020 by CSFA

HEALTH COALITION URGING ALBERTANS TO CONTACT THEIR MLA IN SUPPORT OF STRONG MEASURES TO PROTECT YOUTH FROM TOBACCO AND NICOTINE

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.

Jun 02, 2020 by CSFA

LET’S PREVENT ANOTHER PUBLIC HEALTH DISASTER IN ALBERTA BY PROTECTING YOUTH FROM VAPING PRODUCTS

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.

Nov 29, 2019 by CSFA

ALBERTA GOVERNMENT URGED TO BAN FLAVOURED VAPING PRODUCTS

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.

Nov 14, 2019 by CSFA

ALBERTANS WANT PROVINCIAL VAPING RESTRICTIONS ALIGNED WITH TOBACCO RESTRICTIONS

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.

Nov 05, 2019 by CSFA

ALBERTA BECOMES THE ONLY REMAINING PROVINCE WITHOUT VAPING LEGISLATION

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.

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This Year in Alberta

In 2018, the province will collect over a billion dollars in tobacco tax revenue. Imagine the impact we could have if we dedicated some of it to tobacco reduction.
25000

School-aged kids using tobacco

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Tobacco related deaths

470000000

Dollars in tobacco related health costs

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