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Canada proposes tough antitobacco laws

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: (Published 22 February 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:535
  1. David Spurgeon
  1. Quebec

    The Canadian government has proposed strong new regulatory powers over the sale and advertising of tobacco. The move has prompted tobacco companies to appeal directly to the public through advertisements placed in the media.

    Bill C-71 includes bans on vending machine sales; prohibits advertising through broadcasting, on billboards, street kiosks, and bus panels, and in point of sale displays; and regulates the …

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