Action on Tobacco Control: Action Kit for RNs
Submitted by admin on Thu, 2006-01-26 01:00Revised January 2006This kit provides tools to lobby federal and provincial governments on tobacco legislation and control, and to promote tobacco control initiatives within the community. It includes:
- A backgrounder on key issues surrounding tobacco legislation and tobacco control.
- Fact sheets on a variety of topics (e.g., Tobacco Tax, Tobacco and Health, Tobacco and Youth).
- Sample letters to federal and provincial government to lobby for action on tobacco taxes and other initiatives.
- A list of some of the key resources (i.e., organizations, web sites) that nurses can access to find out more about tobacco control activities in Canada.
- Lobbying tips.
- Ontario has strengthened protection from second-hand tobacco smoke with its 2005 Smoke-Free Ontario Act, and has greatly increased funding for tobacco control.
- Provincial and federal tax hikes on cigarettes in recent years have helped to undo the damage of tobacco tax cuts in 1994.
- Ontario along with seven other provinces intervened at the Supreme Court in support of the successful 2005 defence of British Columbia’s tobacco health care cost-recovery legislation.
- The federal government established tighter restrictions on tobacco sponsorship and advertising in 2000, and on Nov. 26, 2004, it ratified the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control committing to a comprehensive ban on tobacco advertising.
- Health Canada rolled out significant targets with its 2001 Tobacco Control Strategy.
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