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Two Manitobans Face Charges: Illegal Cigarettes Found by Ontario Police

Two Manitobans Face Charges: Illegal Cigarettes Found by Ontario Police

By The Canadian Press

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WINNIPEG — Two Manitobans are facing charges of trafficking and possession after Ontario Provincial Police seized 21 cases of illegal tobacco products.

The province says officers on patrol in the Rossport, Ont., area stopped a car on Sunday and found 21 cases with about 200,000 unmarked cigarettes and cigars.

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No ‘Rocky Mountain High:’ Banff Bans Smoking, Vaping Cannabis in Public Places

No ‘Rocky Mountain High:’ Banff Bans Smoking, Vaping Cannabis in Public Places

By The Canadian Press

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Smoke haze from forest fires burning in Alberta and British Columbia hangs over Banff, Alta., in Banff National Park, Friday, July 21, 2017. The Town of Banff has banned smoking or vaping cannabis in public places once it becomes legal. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

BANFF, Alta. – The Alberta resort town of Banff has banned smoking or vaping cannabis in public places once it becomes legal.

Council has decided to limit the use of marijuana to private property in the small mountain town that attracts a large number of international tourists and has a reputation as a place to get a “Rocky Mountain high.”

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Push is On to Ban Smoking on All Winnipeg Patios

Push is On to Ban Smoking on All Winnipeg Patios

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Two organizations have come out in support of banning smoking on all outdoor restaurant and bar patios in Winnipeg.

The Canadian Cancer Society and Manitoba Tobacco Reduction Alliance (MANTRA) will appear before the city’s standing policy committee on protection, community services and parks today in support of a ban.

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New Cancer Screening Guidelines for Smokers

New Cancer Screening Guidelines for Smokers

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New guidelines are calling for annual lung cancer screening for long-time smokers.

The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (CTFPHC) released the guidelines on Monday, saying those aged 55 to 74 should be screened up to three consecutive years.

“Lung cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers and the most common cause of cancer-related deaths in Manitoba,” said Dr. Sri Navaratnam, president and CEO of CancerCare Manitoba.

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Manitoba to Offer Free Products to Help Smokers Butt Out

Manitoba to Offer Free Products to Help Smokers Butt Out

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WINNIPEG — The provincial government will spend $1 million annually to get Manitobans to kick the habit of smoking.

The province is doing so by providing free nicotine replacement therapy products to eligible smokers.

Healthy Living and Seniors Minister Deanne Crothers says up to 6,000 eligible Manitobans will be able to join the nicotine replacement therapy program (NRT), and receive up to eight weeks of NRT each year. Several products, including patches, gum and lozenges, will be available free of charge.

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