Canadian Medical Association

CMA activity and submissions

2019

March 22, 2019

CMA Response: Health Canada consultation on the impact of vaping products advertising on youth and non-users of tobacco products

The CMA calls for vaping to be banned in public spaces, to prevent marketing to youth, and for health warnings to be placed on all vaping products.
2018

December 14, 2018

CMA Response: Health Canada’s consultation on new health-related labelling for tobacco products

The CMA reiterates its long-standing support for tobacco products being sold in standardized packages, with health warning labelling, and supports similar labelling on individual cigarettes.

September 6, 2018

CMA brief on plain packaging: Health Canada consultation

The CMA supports Health Canada’s proposal to enforce standardized packaging for tobacco products with specific recommendations for packaging appearance and dimensions

February 15, 2018

CMA recommendations to the House of Commons for Bill S-5

The CMA submits recommendations to the House of Commons regarding Bill S-5 to support population health, protect youth and restrict the promotion of vaping products
2017

April 7, 2017

CMA recommendations to the Senate Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology for Bill S-5

The CMA submits recommendations to the Senate Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology regarding Bill S-5 to support population health, protect youth and restrict the promotion of vaping products

April 5, 2017

Consultation on the renewal of Federal Tobacco Control Strategy

Information and the CMA’s position on smoking cessation submitted as part of Health Canada’s consultation on the renewal of the Federal Tobacco Control Strategy

January 10, 2017

CMA response to Health Canada's Proposed Order Amending the Schedule to the Tobacco Act

The CMA registers its support for Health Canada’s Proposed Order Amending the Schedule to the Tobacco Act (Menthol) prohibiting menthol in cigarettes, blunt wraps and cigars
2016

August 12, 2016

Health Canada’s Consultation on “Plain and Standardized Packaging”

The CMA recommends guidelines for regulating the appearance, shape and size of tobacco packaging and products in response to Health Canada’s consultation on the matter

May 20, 2016

Joint position statement: The role of health professionals in tobacco cessation

A joint position statement developed by the CMA and other Canadian health organizations outlines the role health professionals play in tobacco-use cessation and the factors that challenge their efforts

May 20, 2016

Tobacco Control (Update 2008)

CMA’s tobacco control policy offers physicians guidance on helping patients become smoke-free, calling it “one of the most important services a health professional can offer”

2014

November 27, 2014

CMA submission to the House of Commons Study on E-Cigarettes

Information submitted on the current regulatory status and health implications of e-cigarettes, along with recommendations to support the House of Commons Health Committee study on e-cigarettes

November 10, 2014

CMA submission to Health Canada

The CMA supports Health Canada’s proposed order to amend the schedule to the Tobacco Act to prohibit the use of certain flavoring additives in cigars — and recommends the ban be extended to menthol in all tobacco products

May 15, 2014

Higher rate now: Why excise tax on tobacco is long overdue for an increase

The CMA calls for an increase in the excise tax on tobacco in a submission to the Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce, citing research that suggests price increases reduce the number of cigarettes smoked and smoking prevalence rates
1999

March 12, 1999

CMA response to Health Canada’s Discussion Papers

The CMA assesses Health Canada’s proposed labelling requirements for tobacco products and options for tobacco promotion regulations, recommending a total ban on advertising and promoting tobacco products at points of sale and other measures

Tools & Resources


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Angus Reid Institute study on e-cigarettes

Find out Canadians’ opinions and perceptions on vaping and the prevalence of use by age group in this 2018 Angus Reid Institute study on e-cigarettes.