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Coalition for a

Smoke-Free Nova Scotia

Smoke-Free Nova Scotia

The Coalition for a Smoke-Free Nova Scotia is a provincial coalition committed to the achievement of a tobacco-free Nova Scotia. Our goal is the elimination of tobacco use in Nova Scotia.

This website provides information and resources to help increase public awareness of tobacco and health issues. Please use the menu on the left to explore the website.

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News Updates

 

Government of Nova Scotia proclaims the Nova Scotia Tobacco Damages and Health Care Costs Recovery Act

 

September 26, 2014

 

Smoke Free Nova Scotia applauds the Liberal Government as they announce steps to launch a lawsuit against the tobacco industry.

 

The Government of Nova Scotia has proclaimed The Nova Scotia Tobacco Damages and Health Care Costs Recovery Act.  This enables the province to launch legal action against the tobacco industry to recover the costs of treating tobacco-related illnesses resulting from unlawful activities to increase tobacco use.

 

"It is great to see that Nova Scotia is joining other Canadian provinces in pursuing legal action to recover health care costs from tobacco manufacturers," SFNS President Krista McMullin said.  "This Act gives the government the legal authority to launch a lawsuit on behalf of the people of Nova Scotia."

 

Tobacco is the number one preventable cause of death in Nova Scotia.  While the lawsuit will seek cost recovery, it is hoped that lawsuit recovery monies will be allocated to sustain and advance our comprehensive tobacco control efforts here in the province.   These recovery monies could protect Nova Scotians from the harms of the tobacco industry, reduce smoking and exposure to second-hand smoke especially among our youth population as well as make cessation support available to those trying to quit.  “It is time that we hold the tobacco industry accountable for the damaging effects of its products on the health of all Nova Scotians,” McMullin said.  Reducing tobacco use demands a comprehensive and a sustained effort.

 

 

Smoke Free Housing NS Website seeks Smoke Free buildings for free registry

 

August 2014

 

 

Looking for smoke-free housing or ways to become smoke-free?  Want to register your smoke-free property? Visit our smokefreehousing website for more information.

 

E-cigarette Highlights

Smoke-Free Nova Scotia E-Cigarette Q&A

Smoke-Free Nova Scotia Position Statement on E-Cigarettes Position Statement

Highlights

New Surgeon General's Report shows cigarettes are more deadly today than 50 years ago

TOBACCO USE IN CANADA 2014 EDITION

National Non Smoking Week, "Truth in Advertising" January 19-25 2014

Statement on National Non-Smoking Week by the Prime Minister of Canada

Canadian Tobacco Use Monitoring Survey 2012 results

Smoke-free Nova Scotia (SFNS) proposes a tobacco manufacturing licensing fee to fully recover the cost of a comprehensive tobacco control strategy for the province. A licensing fee is a cost neutral way for the province to fund programs to help people stop using tobacco and prevent or reduce use by others. 

SFNS Executive Summary of Nova Scotia Tobacco Strategy Executive Summary

Complete Nova Scotia Tobacco Strategy Moving toward a Tobacco Free Nova Scotia

Nova Scotians support for investment in health promotion Public Polling Results

August 2013  Review of Nicotine Replacement Therapy for youth

For information on Nova Scotia Provincial Tobacco Control Legislation click here.

For the Smokers' Helpline call 1-877-513-5333 or click here.