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Harm-Reduction

Easy on the taxes re marijuana, says consumer advocate

HAMILTON SPECTATOR: The marijuana boom is going to hit Canada in 2018, but our country’s regulators are going to stifle potential growth.

World No Tobacco Day Embraces the Wrong Approach

May 31st, is World No Tobacco Day. World No Tobacco Day brings attention to a noble goal, that of reducing tobacco consumption, but embraces the wrong approach needed for consumers and everyday working people. “The World Health Organization and hundreds of national governments have approached tobacco as a problem to legislate, regulate, and tax away. Branding bands […]

Tsarizm: New Anti-Tobacco Measures Won’t Work In Georgia

TSARIZM: The Republic of Georgia is known internationally for its radical approach to policy and governance. But with the latest anti-tobacco measures in front of the Parliament, it risks to lose that reputation as quickly as it earned it.

Bill de Blasio: How to create more Eric Garner tragedies

Step 1: Stimulate offense against a consumer product that is not inherently harmful to anyone but its user. The tobacco industry is once again using the techniques of decades ago to hook people on a product. https://t.co/Iv7frRtTKk — Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) April 19, 2017 Step 2: Propose a price floor or tax to reduce […]

Students in London protest and mock ‘Nanny State’ regulations [Photos]

UK STUDENTS PROTEST LIFESTYLE REGULATIONS: VAPING BANS, SUGAR TAXES, PLAIN PACKAGING WITH ‘NANNY STATE’ STORE Students For Liberty opens London corner shop with only “government-approved” products  CONTACT: Alex Christakou (Students For Liberty) acchristakou@studentsforliberty.org +447718918982 — Yaël Ossowski (Consumer Choice Center) yael@consumerchoicecenter.org +19802531552 London, UK — Today, Students For Liberty and the Consumer Choice Center are hosting a […]

Why Fewer Canadians Are Using Tobacco

HUFFINGTON POST: Despite millions in proposed new spending for getting Canadians unhooked off tobacco, fewer are lighting up.

Harm reduction for tobacco addicts – plain packaging doesn’t work

In countries such as Canada, France, the United Kingdom, and South Africa, measures aimed at reducing smoking and tobacco use are on the primary docket.

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