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Canada bans flavoured cigarettes

New restrictions aim to combat teen smoking


 

Beginning today, Canadian retailers will no longer be allowed to to sell cigarettes, cigarillos and blunt wraps which come in different flavours. The Canadian Cancer Society has called the law the “best legislation in the world restricting flavoured tobacco,” saying flavours such as candy, ice cream and fruit, are meant to entice kids who would otherwise not smoke. After receiving support from all parties, the law was originally passed in October 2009. Survey data from Statistics Canada shows the the number of teen smokers in the country has remained steady over the past two years.

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Canada bans flavoured cigarettes

  1. And kids, stay away from the hookahs.

  2. Why do they not get rid of chips and candy bars and soda pop as well, the obesity that kids face to day is worse that the possibility of picking up smoking.

  3. Kids being sold tobacco is the issue here. Banning the flavored cigars, etc is the socially acceptable thing to do right now. Why isn't flavoured alcohol banned? Alcholism is a far more deadlier disease than anything from smoking.

    • Hey – so right! Since when did we enter a dictatorship! This is utterly ridiculous! I'd like to see them clean out all the flavour alcohol….as if! But instead of complaining we should get off our couches and start making this stupid government responsible!

    • no its not…

  4. You still have to be the legal age to purchase these items. So instead of taking things off the shelf that are easily accessed over the internet anyways, why not make it harder for those to purchase such items?
    As far as I'm concerned prime times aren't the culprits here, its the government trying to shut down a large market in shops that start with the word Hemp or Bong. Thats my opinion though.

  5. …..Ha Ha!….LOL!!!! Just more BS from the self appointed "Saviours" in Paranoid Canada. This is nothing more than a Witch Hunt! Canada is a good country in many ways, but this is yet another example of how off center we can get!

  6. The nanny state mentality is growing stronger. Because out of touch political parties think that "kids think they're cool" I can no longer enjoy my nightly Don Carbone. Guess Teens will just have to smoke cigarettes with the coolest packaging now.

  7. politics aka the beast…getting too crazy with policy …signs of civil unrest…be careful government, you might have to call for a police state….gawd

  8. Awesome move!

  9. Adding a huge tax to junk foods would be a great idea, but banning any form of cigarette is frigging Awesome!!

  10. Why not ban donairs next? Something that tasty can't be good for you.

  11. this makes absolutely no sense. what is your definition of kids? everyone I know that smokes these are over the age of 18. I'm 23, I think the politics in canada and the united states are equally f#$%ed.

  12. Flavored Cigarillos alright, but flavored blunt wraps? Come on guys this is Canada! lol

  13. I agree, instead of banning something how about monitoring the sale instead. However as a lover of the Don Carbone cigarillo I'm secretly releived that now I have to quit smoking as the only type of cigarillo I liked is off the market. If I would have known that quitting would be this hard I would have never started. To any youngsters that are reading this, take my advice and never start smoking, its bad for you and as much as you enjoy it, it is deadly.

  14. Canada’s tobacco industry denies it bazaar it products to children. The country’s larger producers do not accomplish fruit-flavored cigarettes or cigarillos, but they are imported from foreign producers.

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  15. Good job government.  Another freedom taken away to protect us from ourselves.  Idiots.

  16. Canada can’t think for itself, it has to follow what the U.S. wants it to do!. in many areas of law. Also, Canadians let this law happen, it’s their fault.