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Tobacco Info No. 9

April 2012

 

Healthcare organizations want the loopholes in Bill C-32 closed

Legislative summary of the federal government’s Bill C-32
http://www.parl.gc.ca/About/Parliament/LegislativeSummaries/Bills_ls.asp?lang=E&ls=c32&Parl=40&Ses=2&source=library_prb

Press conference led by Physicians for a Smoke-Free Canada and the Canadian Dental Association
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BftlIQrktjQ

 

Stan Shatenstein on advocacy and the banality of death

GLOBALink Medical Journal Update
http://www.globalink.org/

American Cancer Society’s 2012 Luther L. Terry award winners
http://www.cancer.org/AboutUs/HonoringPeopleWhoAreMakingADifference/LutherTerryAwards/LutherTerryRecipients/lta_winners_2012

Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing on plain packaging
http://www.yourhealth.gov.au/internet/yourhealth/publishing.nsf/Content/plainpack-tobacco#.T4R4nRHXFqU

 

Singapore hosts the 15th World Conference on Tobacco or Health

WCTOH website
http://wctoh2012.org/

Dr. Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organization
http://www.who.int/dg/chan/en/index.html

 

Prabhat Jha wins Luther Terry award for outstanding research

More information on Prabhat Jha:
http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/88/3/10-040310/en/index.html
http://www.phs.utoronto.ca/faculty_template_new.asp?GetFile=JPrabhat

American Cancer Society’s 2012 Luther L. Terry award winners
http://www.cancer.org/AboutUs/HonoringPeopleWhoAreMakingADifference/LutherTerryAwards/LutherTerryRecipients/lta_winners_2012

 

Health groups forced to cut jobs while waiting for new federal strategy

Health Canada’s Federal Tobacco Control Strategy
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hc-ps/tobac-tabac/about-apropos/role/federal/strateg-eng.php
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hc-ps/consult/_2011/foward-avenir/index-eng.php

The World Health Organization’s Framework Convention of Tobacco Control
http://www.who.int/fctc/en/

 

The art of quitting: Ottawa Conference tackles low abstinence rates

University of Ottawa Heart Institute: birthplace of the Ottawa Model for Smoking Cessation
http://ottawamodel.ca/en_main.php

2012 CTUMS report: Tobacco Use in Canada
http://www.tobaccoreport.ca/2012/index.cfm

CAN-ADAPPT’s national guidelines for smoking cessation
http://www.can-adaptt.net/English/Guideline/Introduction.aspx

 

National Non-Smoking Week highlights how hard quitting can be

Details of the Canadian Council for Tobacco Control’s 2012 National Non-Smoking Week
http://nnsw.ca/nnsw-2012

The Canadian Cancer Society’s “Break It Off” campaign
http://www.cancer.ca/Manitoba/Support%20Services/Break%20It%20Off.aspx?sc_lang=en

 

Tobacco control and environmental advocates share the same skeptics

The Traveling Salesmen of Climate Skepticism
http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,721846,00.html

Merchants of Doubt, by Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway, Bloomsbury Press, New York, 2010

The verdict is in on climate change
http://articles.latimes.com/2012/jan/22/opinion/la-oe-oreskes-judging-climate-change-20120122

Climate sceptics are recycled critics of controls on tobacco and acid rain
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/cif-green/2010/feb/19/climate-change-sceptics-science

 

$284 million up in smoke

Auditor General's fall report
http://www.oag-bvg.gc.ca/internet/English/parl_oag_201111_03_e_35935.html

 

Physicians for a Smoke-Free Canada article that raised the alarm
www.smoke-free.ca/pdf_1/Tobacco%20is%20still%20being%20grown%20in%20Ontario.pdf

Tobacco training course without the exam pressure makes learning fun

Access to OTRU's training modules
http://tobaccocourse.otru.org/

OTRU's general website
http://www.otru.org/

 

Review of new studies by the Ontario Tobacco Research Unit

Current OTRU selection of journal articles and reports on tobacco topics
http://www.otru.org/current_abstracts.html

 

Briefs


Outdoor smoking bans

Proposed stricter smoking bylaw moves ahead
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/story/2012/02/07/ottawa-smoking-bylaw-board-of-health.html

Côte-St-Luc passes anti-smoking bylaw
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/story/2012/02/13/anti-smoking-cote-st-luc.html

Cigarettes Are Safe as Long as You Just Invest: Riskless Return
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-02-01/cigarettes-are-safe-as-long-as-you-just-invest-in-them-riskless-return.html

Legal trouble in Alberta

The Alberta Gaming and Liquor Board Commission statement on seizing contraband
http://www.aglc.ca/pdf/news/IB_ContrabandTobacco20110106.pdf

Details of the legal issues at stake
http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Case+decide+First+Nations+right+move+cigarettes+between+reserves/5957522/story.html

Golden Holocaust book review

University of California Press – Golden Holocaust: Origins of the Cigarette Catastrophe and the Case for Abolition
http://www.ucpress.edu/book.php?isbn=9780520270169

Legacy Tobacco Documents Library
http://legacy.library.ucsf.edu/

Robert N. Proctor speaks about the tobacco industry’s “secret documents”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_ww4fg_oEE&feature=related

Tobacco stocks a safe investment?

Questor share tip: Imperial Tobaccco is cash generating machine
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/markets/questor/9057495/Questor-share-tip-Imperial-Tobaccco-is-cash-generating-machine.html

Less smoking in U.S. films

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6027a1.htm?s_cid=mm6027a1_w

Propel Centre for Population Health Impact report
http://www.tobaccoreport.ca/2012/


World No Tobacco Day

WHO's World No Tobacco Day
http://www.who.int/tobacco/wntd/2012/announcement/en/index.html

World No Tobacco Day: What do people do?
http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/un/world-no-tobacco-day

Nunavut anti-tobacco campaign

Nunavut’s Tobacco Has No Place Here campaign
http://www.nuquits.gov.nu.ca

Facebook fan page for Nunavut’s campaign
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Tobacco-Has-No-Place-Here/259959614059514

 

 

 

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