CMA lauds introduction of new tobacco and vaping legislation

OTTAWA, Nov. 22, 2016 /CNW/ - The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) commends the federal government for today introducing new legislation to establish new rules for vaping products and plain packaging for tobacco products.

The Canadian Medical Association supports aggressive tobacco control policies for Canada and has recommended a ban on the sale of all electronic cigarettes to Canadians younger than the minimum age for tobacco consumption in their province or territory. The CMA also strongly supports plain packaging for tobacco products, recommending the move back in 1986.

The CMA issued its first public warning about the dangers of tobacco use in 1954 and it is gratifying that rates of use have fallen substantially since that time. The time is now, however, for a final push to completely eliminate this public health scourge that has caused so much pain and suffering.

Dr. Granger Avery,
CMA President

 

The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) is the national voice of Canadian physicians. Founded in 1867, the CMA is a voluntary professional organization representing more than 83,000 of Canada's physicians and comprising 12 provincial and territorial medical associations and 60 national medical organizations. CMA's mission is helping physicians care for patients. The CMA will be the leader in engaging and serving physicians and be the national voice for the highest standards for health and health care.

 

SOURCE Canadian Medical Association

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