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Manitoba Seizes More Than 100,000 Contraband Cigarettes

Manitoba Seizes More Than 100,000 Contraband Cigarettes

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Officials with Manitoba Finance’s Special Investigations Unit seized 112,700 contraband cigarettes just as they were about to be delivered.

The province says members of SIU arrested a 67-year-old Winnipeg man on July 24 in connection to the seizure.

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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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Pilot Project to Rid Cigarette Butts from Downtown Streets

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Been there, done that. But is there a bin there?

That’s the question the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ and Take Pride Winnipeg want citizens to ask in helping make cigarette butts disappear from the downtown.

The new “Bin here?” pilot project includes four bright pink deckled cigarette bins popping up around downtown over the next month on busy corners.

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Survey Finds Manitobans Want More Smoke-Free Spaces

Findings in a new survey reveal most Manitobans don’t want to be bothered by cigarette smoke while enjoying outdoor patios and other public places.

The Manitoba Tobacco Reduction Alliance (MANTRA) came out with the survey, which found two in three people (67%) support extending smoking bans to outdoor patios of restaurants and bars — an increase from 58% in 2008.

Other results show 65% of those surveyed support a smoking ban on beaches, in public parks (61%) and at outdoor events (59%).

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