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Canada wants to bill industry CAD66m for control of tobacco and vape products

The Canadian government has tabled legislation to introduce a new tobacco cost-recovery system in a bid to recoup the money it spends each year on tobacco and vaping control, which would apply not only to tobacco product companies but also those that deal solely in vaping products.

The measure could cost firms operating in Canada affected by the proposal a combined estimated CAD66m (USD49m) a year.

While anti-smoking groups like the Canadian Cancer Society applauded the move, the response from tobacco companies came fast and furious.

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