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A man holds a lit cigarette while smoking in San Francisco, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. Retail organizations, merchants and tobacco industry officials estimate between 30 and 50 per cent of tobacco sales in B.C. are contraband products, and they are calling on governments and police to crack down on the organized crime groups that sell them. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Jeff Chiu

Contraband tobacco inhales 30 to 50 per cent of B.C. market, retailers, industry fear

Industry wants governments and police to crack down on organized crime groups that sell it


Current Innovation, Science and Industry Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne speaks to media during the Liberal cabinet retreat in Winnipeg, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mike Sudoma

Canada not paying for tobacco company stake in vaccine-maker Medicago: minister

Canada has signed a contract to buy up to 76 million doses of Covifenz vaccine


In addition to cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco, e-cigaretts are also in use. (

QUIZ: How much do you know about tobacco?

May 31 has been designated as World No Tobacco Day by the World Health Organization. Are you ready?