Smoke & Mirrors: The Canadian Tobacco War
IDRC, 1996 - Medical - 361 pages
This book provides an insider view of the Canadian tobacco war, a century-old conflict that began to escalate in the 1980s. It explains how Canada emerged as a global leader in the public health crusade to regulate the powerful tobacco industry and details the bitter campaigns to maintain high tobacco taxes, ban tobacco advertising, eliminate tobacco company sponsorships, require plain packaging of tobacco products, mandate clear health warnings about tobacco, and prohibit smoking in public places and workplaces. It reviews the Canadian tobacco industry, the strategies used by the tobacco companies and their opponents, the efforts by the tobacco industry to penetrate markets in the third world and in former Communist countries, and the adverse economic, social, and health effects of tobacco growing and use. The book concludes with recommendations for actions to control tobacco use and improve public health.
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It is not 100% proven that tobacco causes cancer it may contribute to it lets look into the world of where words are not mentioned and the public are dickheads has all forgotten about vehicle emissions that has been proven to be more dangerous to human being and animals than tobacco the fact being vehicle emissions are all around us were ever you would like to go so for you good Samaritans and non smokers lap it up you want more of where that came from then go into town everyday and take your family with you their is more harm being done to you via vehicle emissions than any other vapour on a daily basses but where ? has ever the governments come out with the truth on the dangers of vehicle emissions and when have you goodie goodie two shoes Samaritans ever been so concerned about vehicle emission pollutions its because you have and drive vehicles you can go with no smoke but you cannot go without your vehicle what a bunch of F--ken hypocrites.
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