The Canadian Press

1993-11-22 | Ontario Smoking

Preview Clip

Ontario's NDP government introduced the toughest tobacco legislation in North America. It raised the legal smoking age to 19, and banned cigarette vending machines and the sale of cigarettes in drugstores. Health Minister Ruth Grier said the statistics showed that the government had to act. (In the past two years, smoking by Grade Seven students had increased by 58 per cent, despite huge public education campaigns about the dangers of smoking.)

Date: 1993-11-22
Placeline: TORONTO, Ontario.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 17 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << we have to take strong measures against a deadly habit that is addicting young people at younger ages than ever before after years of progress in encouraging children and teens not to start smoking there are serious signs of reversal >>