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May 21, 2019, 10:00 ET Media Advisory - UnSmokeCanada: Heating, vaping and the end of cigarettes

A New Path Forward for a Smoke-Free Future TORONTO, May 21, 2019 /CNW/ - Peter Luongo, Managing Director of Rothmans, Benson & Hedges, will provide a ...


May 14, 2019, 11:52 ET Ontario Convenience Stores Show They're Ready for Responsible Beer and Wine Sales with New Data Showing Pass Rate of Government Age-Check Inspections of 96.2%

OAKVILLE, ON, May 14, 2019 /CNW/ - New results from data obtained from the Ontario Ministries of the Attorney General and Health and Long-Term Care...


May 14, 2019, 11:52 ET Anti-Contraband Spokesperson Condemns the Federal Government for Making Legal Packaging Same as Illegal

OTTAWA, May 14, 2019 /CNW/ - Today, Gary Grant, the National Spokesperson for the National Coalition Against Contraband Tobacco (NCACT), condemned...


May 09, 2019, 16:28 ET Contraband tobacco and vehicle seizure in Summerstown: CRTF

SUMMERSTOWN, ON, May 9, 2019 /CNW/ - On the evening of April 29th, 2019, while conducting a border integrity operation along the shoreline of the St. ...


May 09, 2019, 09:00 ET Canadians support urgent government action to address youth vaping: leger poll

86% believe that advertising restrictions for vaping products should mirror those for tobacco products * See below for local human interest stories...


May 07, 2019, 09:20 ET New Federal Government Regulations on Plain Packaging for Tobacco Will Hurt Small Businesses

OKBA calls for commitments by political parties to fight contraband trafficking of tobacco products leading into fall election ETOBICOKE, ON, May 7,...


May 03, 2019, 15:23 ET Seizure of contraband and unauthorized items at Donnacona Institution

DONNACONA, QC, May 3, 2019 /CNW/ - On April 23, 2019, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, contraband and unauthorized items were seized at ...


May 01, 2019, 13:20 ET New Plain Packaging Rules on Tobacco Products Miss Chance to Make Canada Smoke-Free Faster

TORONTO, May 1, 2019 /CNW/ - New rules for the plain packaging of all tobacco products are a missed opportunity for Canada to transition smokers off...


May 01, 2019, 11:56 ET The Government of Canada implements commitment to plain packaging for tobacco products

Reducing the appeal of tobacco products will help to protect the health of Canadians from tobacco-related death and disease OTTAWA, May 1, 2019 /CNW/ ...


May 01, 2019, 06:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Notice to the media - Health Canada officials to hold a media technical briefing on Tobacco Products Regulations/

OTTAWA, April 30, 2019 /CNW/ - Officials from Health Canada will hold a technical briefing to provide information on the final publication of the...


Apr 30, 2019, 16:00 ET Tobacco plain packaging: tried, tested and failed

lMPERIAL TOBACCO CANADA DENOUNCES THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT'S DECISION TO TAKE A NANNY-STATE APPROACH INSTEAD OF PROGRESSIVE POLICY OPTIONS PROVEN TO...


Apr 30, 2019, 15:00 ET Notice to the media - Health Canada officials to hold a media technical briefing on Tobacco Products Regulations

OTTAWA, April 30, 2019 /CNW/ - Officials from Health Canada will hold a technical briefing to provide information on the final publication of the...


Apr 18, 2019, 08:30 ET CMA calls on Health Canada to implement tougher rules on vaping products

OTTAWA, April 18, 2019 /CNW/ - The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) is echoing concerns raised recently on the rising trends of youth vaping in...


Apr 11, 2019, 17:01 ET Budget 2019 Lacks Clear Path to Address the Flourishing Trade of Contraband Tobacco in Ontario

TORONTO, April 11, 2019 /CNW/ - Today, Gary Grant, the National Spokesperson for the National Coalition Against Contraband Tobacco (NCACT) partook in ...


Apr 11, 2019, 08:28 ET Health Canada is seeking advice on new ways to reduce youth vaping

The Government of Canada is taking action to reverse the trend of increasing rates of youth vaping OTTAWA, April 11, 2019 /CNW/ - The Minister of...


Apr 10, 2019, 07:30 ET IONIC Brands Signs LOI to Acquire Licensed Cannabis Volatile Extraction and Manufacturing Assets of Kavry Managment LLC

IONIC Brands Corp., formerly Zara Resources Inc. (CSE: IONC) ("IONIC BRANDS" or the "Company") announces today that it has entered into a Letter of...


Apr 04, 2019, 07:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Victims Challenge Initial Ontario Court Orders for Three Tobacco Companies/

MONTREAL, April 3, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Counsel for the CQTS-Blais and Létourneau class actions will be heard tomorrow and Friday by the Ontario...


Apr 03, 2019, 14:30 ET Victims Challenge Initial Ontario Court Orders for Three Tobacco Companies

MONTREAL, April 3, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - CQTS-Blais and Létourneau Class Counsel will be heard tomorrow by the Ontario Superior Court, which has...


Apr 03, 2019, 13:30 ET Media Advisory - Victims Challenge Initial Ontario Court Orders for Three Tobacco Companies

MONTREAL, April 3, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Counsel for the CQTS-Blais and Létourneau class actions will be heard tomorrow and Friday by the Ontario...


Apr 02, 2019, 09:00 ET JUUL Labs releases 1.5 percent nicotine JUULpods in Canada to provide country's five million smokers with a third nicotine-strength option

The 1.5 percent nicotine JUULpod, designed to give smokers greater choice in their switching journey, will be made widely available in Canadian...


Apr 01, 2019, 14:33 ET Rouge Media's Labs Network Claims Top Spot in Premium Advertising For Legal Age Audiences!

TORONTO, April 1, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Place-based media giant Rouge Media continues its rapid expansion in premium legal-age advertising by revealing ...


Mar 26, 2019, 09:00 ET JUUL Labs launches Secret Shopping program in Canada, strengthening youth prevention efforts

Program will help ensure purchase restrictions are upheld by all JUUL Labs' retail partners TORONTO, March 26, 2019 /CNW/ - JUUL Labs launches a...


Mar 22, 2019, 17:58 ET Rothmans, Benson & Hedges Inc. Granted Protection Under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act, Including a Stay of Litigation

TORONTO, March 22, 2019 /CNW/ - Acting on an application by Rothmans, Benson & Hedges Inc. (RBH), the Ontario Superior Court of Justice today granted ...


Mar 22, 2019, 13:12 ET Vaping: An Opportunity for Adult Smokers

IMPERIAL TOBACCO CANADA SUPPORTS HEALTH CANADA IN THEIR QUEST TO ADDRESS YOUTH VAPING WHILE OFFERING ADULTS A CHANCE TO QUIT SMOKING MONTREAL, March...


Mar 21, 2019, 06:30 ET Vaping ads should discourage youth, urge smokers to switch: Rothmans, Benson & Hedges

TORONTO, March 21, 2019 /CNW/ - Government should take action to prevent the advertising and promotion of vaping to youth while it explores how such...