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2018 Releases

"Ignoring Evidence of Health Risks to Youth and Public Concern, Ford Government Allows Widespread Promotion of Vaping Products in Retail Stores" (October 18, 2018)

"Health Groups Alarmed at Government Proposal to Allow Display of Vaping Products in Thousands of Retail Outlets" (October 2, 2018)

2017 Releases

"Health Agencies Applauds Miister of Finance's Increase in Tobacco Taxes" (April 27, 2017)

2014 Releases

"Ontario Tobacco Bill Sets North American Precedent: Health Coalition Applauds Moves on Tobacco Flavours, Menthol, E-cigarettes" (November 24, 2014)

"Widespread Use of Flavoured Tobacco Products Continues Among Ontario Youth: Health Agencies Urge Speedy Reintroduction of Youth Smoking Prevention Act" (September 10, 2014)

"Health Coalition Welcomes First Ontario Tobacco Tax Increase Since 2006" (May 1, 2014)

"Ontario Health Agencies Welcome Today's Federal Tobacco Tax Increase" (February 11, 2014)

"Health Coalition to MPPs: Make NNSW meaningful, commit to passing the Youth Smoking Prevention Act (Bill 131)" (January 22, 2014)

2013 Releases

"New Data Shows Over 57,000 Ontario Youth Using Flavoured Tobacco Products" (October 7, 2013)

2012 Releases

"Cuts to Federal Tobacco Control Strategy a Blow to Ontarions" (April 17, 2012)

2010 News Releases

"Contraband Smokes - Kids Can Get Them Anywhere" (April 8, 2010)

2009 News Releases

"Ontario Needs a Comprehensive Plan on Contraband Tobacco" (September 23, 2009)

"More Ontarians Want to Quit Smoking But Gaps in Smoke-Free Ontario Strategy Leave Millions Using Tobacco" (April 16, 2009)

2008 News Releases

"Tobacco Display Ban a Key Pillar of Tobacco Control Strategy" (May 30, 2008)

2007 News Releases

"Supreme Court Tobacco Act Judgement Positive But... Act's Provisions Fall Short of a Complete Ad Ban" (June 28, 2007)

"World No Tobacco Day: Smoke-Free Ontario Also Celebrates First Phase of Retail Tobacco Display Ban" (May 30, 2007)

2006 News Releases

"Ontario Smoke-Free Law Finishes Job Begun by Municipalities" (May 30, 2006)

"Smoke-Free Ontario Strategy is Key to Reducing Health Care Costs" (April 26, 2006)

"Smoke-Free Ontario Irish Pubs Lead Survey of "Irish Pubs" Worldwide" (March 16, 2006)

2005 News Releases

"Health Agencies Urge Ontario Government to Sue Big Tobacco" (November 2, 2005)

"Final Approval of Bill 164 Marks a New Era in Tobacco Control in Ontario" (June 8, 2005)

"Health Coalition Response to Tobacco Industry-Funded Economic Study" (April 19, 2005)

"Health Charities Support Toronto Public Health Call for Ban on Retail Tobacco Displays" (April 4, 2005)

"Health Groups Applaud Second Reading of Smoke-Free Ontario Act" (February 15, 2005)

2004 Releases

"(NB) Premier’s Smoke-Free Move Deserves Praise: Ontario Health Agencies" (June 24, 2004)

"Smoke-Free Decision Throws Issue Back To Province" (February 17, 2004)

"Bar Owners’ Smoke Ban Compensation Demand Should Be Rejected" (January 6, 2004)

2003 Releases

"New Research Proves Haldimand Smoke-Free Bylaw Should Stay in Place" (December 30, 2003)

"B.C. Court to Decide Whether Province Can Sue Tobacco Industry to Recover Health Care Costs" (June 4, 2003)

"Beer Sales Changes No Proof of Smoke-free Bylaw Impact" (May 25)

"Lung Cancer Victim Urges Ontario Health and Labour Ministers to Get Deadly Second-hand Smoke Out of All Ontario Workplaces" (March 25)

"Health Agencies Strongly Endorse Health Board Resolution to Eliminate Smoking Rooms in City Bylaw" (January 27)

"Over 6 in 10 Ontarians Now Live in Communities with 100% Smoke-free Bar, Restaurant Rules" (January 22)

2002 Releases

"Ontario Government Flunks 2nd Annual Tobacco Control Report Card" (October 16) To view the Report Card, please click here.

"Tobacco Tax Increase Badly Needed and Overdue: Health Agencies" (May 8)

2001 Releases

"Despite Hospitality Study, Ventilation Still No Solution to Second-hand Smoke: Health Agencies (May 15)

"Harris government provides taxpayer-funded subsidy to tobacco farmers, but ignores tobacco's $4 billion annual impact on health care, economy" (April 18)

"Health groups give Ontario Government failing grades in Tobacco Control Report Card" (April 3) To view the Report Card, please click here

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