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January 30, 2011 Alberta - only two provinces left that do not ban smoking in cars with children..)
January 30, 2011 - Alberta Liberal leader Dr. David Swann, a family physician, is planning to introduce a motion in the Legislative Assembly during the spring sitting to make changes to the Tobacco Reduction Act that would make it illegal for adults to smoke in vehicles while children under the age of 16 are present. (The Spring sitting of the 4th Session of the 27th Legislature will begin at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, February 22, 2011.)
January 20, 2011 - Canadian Cancer Society - wants Alberta and all other remaining provinces/territories to ban smoking in cars with children..
"It's unfortunate to see Alberta falling behind on tobacco when even our neighbours, British Columbia (B.C.) and Saskatchewan, have moved forward with legislation," said Ashley Jensen, the cancer society's regional community engagement co-ordinator. "This is about protecting kids from preventable death, disease and disability." British Columbia (B.C.) brought in regulations in 2009 and Saskatchewan in 2010.
An anti-tobacco group, Action on Smoking and health, is urging the Alberta government to introduce legislation to ban smoking in vehicles when children are present. Newfoundland passed such a law on Thursday leaving Alberta and Quebec as the only provinces where smoking is still allowed inside vehicles carrying kids. Les Hagen with Action on Smoking and Health says that's a health hazard because as little as one smoke can generate as much smoke as a smokey bar. He says children are at particular risk because they breathe faster and their immune systems are still developing. Hagen says a recent poll shows almost 90 percent of Albertans would support a similar ban.
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Smoking in a car, even if window is open, exposes a child to dangerous levels of poisonous particles..;
This is a FACT: Children's exposure to second-hand smoke is dangerous, especially in cars..;
United Kingdom - head GP physician calls smoking in front of children "child abuse"..;
Senior British Doctors demand banning smoking in vehicles when children are present..;
More evidence - vehicles most dangerous space for second-hand smoke inhalation..;
Vehicles Most Dangerous Space for Second-Hand Smoke Levels...
References: a href="http://www.edmontonsun.com/news/alberta/2011/04/01/17845606.html">Anti-smoking group wants smoking ban in vehicles with kids"> by FRANK LANDRY Legislature Bureau, edmontonsun.com, 4/1/2011; Group calls for ban on smoking in cars Kelly Turner, AM770, 4/1/2011.
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Alberta - only two provinces left that do not ban smoking in cars with children..;
Canadian Cancer Society - wants Alberta and all other remaining provinces/territories to ban smoking in cars with children..:
Leduc, Alberta , Canada - bans smoking in cars with kids, takes effect July 2, 2011..;
lberta, Canada - family of anti-smoking activists wants her photo on cigarette packs..;
Alberta, Canada - lawsuit against big tobacco should be filed within a year..;
Alberta - government is not planning to finance medications to help people quit smoking..;
Alberta - tobacco banned in pharmacies and grocery stores..;
Alberta tobacco reduction strategy is working..;
Smoking rampant among pregnant women in Alberta..;
Conflict Exists With the Acceptance of Tobacco Industry Money..;
duMaurier SNUS - Comments Regarding Smokeless Tobacco from Dave Hancock, Minister of Health & Wellness, Province of Alberta, Canada..;
duMaurier SNUS - Edmonton, Alberta - Imperial Tobacco Canada..; We need more tobacco like a hole in the head - the world does not need: smokeless, chewless and spitless tobacco.;
Tighten restrictions on all tobacco advertising..