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Cigarette possession becomes illegal for Novia Scotia's under 19s

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7380.69 (Published 11 January 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:69
  1. David Spurgeon
  1. Quebec

    On 1 January it became illegal for people under the age of 19 in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia to possess or smoke cigarettes. Young people caught with cigarettes by police will not be charged or fined, but police will be authorised to confiscate the cigarettes.

    The province's Act to Protect Young Persons and Other Persons from Tobacco Smoke is one of Canada's most extensive tobacco laws. British Columbia, Newfoundland, and Labrador have also enacted antismoking regulations.

    Nova Scotia's new act is controversial, with …

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