Eliminating point of sale advertising and promotion of tobacco has helped create a supportive environment where children, former smokers and smokers wishing to quit are not exposed to tobacco marketing tactics.
Tobacco use is one of Nova Scotia’s primary preventable health risks. Many chronic diseases such as cancer, stroke and heart attacks can be prevented through the reduction of tobacco use.
Advertising and promotion of cigarettes and other tobacco products has been linked to increased levels of smoking and other tobacco use. Over the years as tobacco advertising and promotion has not been permitted by law on TV, radio, magazines and newspapers, point of sale advertising has become one of the last places where tobacco marketing can occur.
Please contact Tobacco Control at 1-800-565-3611.