Canada packs a strong anti-smoking message

Nov 15, 2012 Full story: The Toronto Star 12

The Canadian Cancer Society says three-quarters of the space on Canadian packaging is now devoted to pictures and text discouraging smokers from lighting up, placing Canada fourth in a ranking of 198 countries.

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Jean

Mississauga, Canada

#1 Nov 16, 2012
Hole In Your Throat

Winnipeg, Canada

#4 Nov 23, 2012
Its the space in smoker's heads thats the problem. Add a brain cell so the one in there isn't lonely.
coyote

Halifax, Canada

#5 Nov 24, 2012
cut tobacco tax in half and likely eliminate 90% of the non taxed illegal smokes used daily. Reported in NS alone there were 137,000 "legal" smokes sold illegally from First Nations outlets.NS being a small player I think that translates to $30,000.00 lost tax revenue and I would not be surprised if there are 30 times that amount illegal cigs from PQ, Ont. and USA flogged in NS each year w/o attracting tax. This could mean 1 billion dollars lost and if reducing the tax by 50% the sum total may likely be a revenue from tob sales increase as more legal tax attracting smokes would be sold. It may be that an overall tax reduction could gain us a few hundred thousand in earned tax rev. plus minimize the illegal trade and criminal actions to steal tob. because of the high cost due to taxes. Cancer- well we are told fast foods for eg contain cancer encouraging chemicals and we know too much alcohol destroys livers, pancreas and many social structures- yet the advertising and consumption is encouraged. I suspect the tobacco consumption does not attain the levels of health care costs contributed by the others when all is considered. i have no trble with smoking designated areas etc. but am suggesting the tax imposed is actually self destruct as illegals fill the void. None of the above (nor many many others) will be eliminated in a short span of time but the way we are attempting it is like shooting one'self in the foot.. my thots ! Hey- If I am remotely correct just think using a multiple of 35 (NS having 1/35th the pop.) and allowing for legal tax free status at First Nations outlets to members- the billions required for the frigate contract could easily be sourced from the increase in tob tax COLLECTED !! And tobacco farms in S Ont would be back in business hiring workers, buying supplies and paying taxes vs. US tbacco entering duty free and sold tax free......
ItsAFact

Williamsport, MD

#6 Nov 25, 2012
Whining Pig goes down on the clown with that Glory-hole in his face.
Smokers Reek

Winnipeg, Canada

#7 Nov 25, 2012
ItsAFact wrote:
Whining Pig goes down on the clown with that Glory-hole in his face.
What an imbecile. Does your mommy know you're on here?
ItsAFact

Williamsport, MD

#8 Nov 25, 2012
Smokers Reek wrote:
<quoted text>I'm an imbecile, and my mommy doesn't know I'm on here.
Heck your mammy is to busy smoking stanky peders to care what kind of a fool you make of your self on her computer.
dognes

Pittsburgh, PA

#9 Nov 26, 2012
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Quit smoking yes indeed

“Smoke if you got em”

Since: Nov 12

Huntington Beach

#11 Nov 28, 2012
Jean wrote:
http://ca.shine.yahoo.com/blog s/shine-on/chemicals-men-groom ing-products-linked-cancer-obe sity-193809447.html
Shaving cream!

I knew it....
Yeah Get Outside

Winnipeg, Canada

#12 Dec 4, 2012
ItsAFact wrote:
Whining Pig goes down on the clown with that Glory-hole in his face.
Shouldn't you be outside poisoning yourself social outcast?
Need A Light

London, Canada

#13 Dec 4, 2012
Yeah Get Outside wrote:
<quoted text> Shouldn't you be outside poisoning yourself social outcast?
A few more bottles of Listerene and you will be a cast of your own.
Need A Light

London, Canada

#14 Dec 4, 2012
ItsAFact wrote:
<quoted text>Heck your mammy is to busy smoking stanky peders to care what kind of a fool you make of your self on her computer.
The facts speak for themselves !
Social Outcasts

Winnipeg, Canada

#15 Dec 4, 2012
Need A Light wrote:
<quoted text>
The facts speak for themselves !
Fact is you're a stinky, smelly, gross social outcast. Move to Bulgaria where you can be a man and live openly with your sheep.

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