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Canadian physicians are ill prepared to talk to smokers about alternatives to tobacco products

Health Canada or a professional association should provide guidance to physicians helping smokers quit

VANCOUVER – September 3, 2019 – Canadian physicians appear to be ill prepared when it comes to discussing the variety of alternatives available to help smokers quit, according to a survey conducted for the Consumers’ Association of Canada by Research Co. Only 25% of the 456 physicians surveyed recommended electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) within the past year even though 63% believe them to be less harmful than cigarettes. 

When asked if they read research on ENDS and discussed it with patients looking to quit smoking, only 37% of physicians had done so within the past month six months.  A troubling statistic when we consider the number of people who credit these products for helping them to become smoke-free. 

The full version of the new release can be found here. The french version is here.

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Consumers Association of Canada Congratulates The Harper Government

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

October 10, 2013

The Consumers' Association congratulates the Harper Government on their decision to transfer the responsibility for the Canadian Food Inspection Agency to the Ministry of Health.

OTTAWA, Oct. 10, 2013 /CNW/ - The Consumers' Association congratulates the Harper Government on their decision to transfer the responsibility for the Canadian Food Inspection Agency to the Ministry of Health.

"We at the CAC believe this to be a positive step for Canadian Consumers and look forward to working with Minister Ambrose," said President Bruce Cran.

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Is it Organic? How would you know?

Is it Organic? How would you know?  



November 2007 - Are you a consumer who assumes organic food is tested at some stage during its production? Silly consumer! Organic food isn’t tested. So how do you know it’s not fraudulent? 

No one will die or get sick if they eat fraudulently organic food; they’ll just get unwittingly ripped off. Inspections of organic farms occur once a year, never on a surprise basis, and consist basically of a review of the farmer’s paperwork. 

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