Ottawa finalizes ban on menthol cigarettes, other tobacco products

Saturday, April 08, 2017
Ottawa finalizes ban on menthol cigarettes, other tobacco products
The federal government has finalized the ban on menthol-flavoured tobacco products, including cigarettes, blunt wraps and most cigars.

Ottawa first restricted the sale of products with flavours such as bubblegum and chocolate, before expanding it to include menthol-flavoured products, in an attempt to reduce the appeal of smoking to youth.

According to Health Canada, data shows that a “significant number” of young people smoke menthol cigarettes.

A number of provinces have already banned menthol cigarettes, including Nova Scotia and Alberta.

The Canada-wide ban will be rolled out and enforced over the next six months.

Click here for the Global News story.

1 comment :

  1. this is just stupid "young people" will smoke whatever they can get their hands on if u take away the menthol and flavored well then they will find something else to smoke like myself a 42 yr old women who has been smoking for many yrs i did not start off on methol did not like it then i only liked it as i got older and was sick sore throat it was nice on the throat so i switched now i need to switch back because the government thinks they know what is best for everybody AND THEY DO NOT


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