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Tobacco and Vaping Products Act

Version of section 4 from 2002-12-31 to 2018-05-22:

Marginal note:Purpose of Act

 The purpose of this Act is to provide a legislative response to a national public health problem of substantial and pressing concern and, in particular,

  • (a) to protect the health of Canadians in light of conclusive evidence implicating tobacco use in the incidence of numerous debilitating and fatal diseases;

  • (b) to protect young persons and others from inducements to use tobacco products and the consequent dependence on them;

  • (c) to protect the health of young persons by restricting access to tobacco products; and

  • (d) to enhance public awareness of the health hazards of using tobacco products.

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