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Alberta teens have smoked cigarettes today...
Alberta youth aged 12-19 smoke 530,000 cigarettes every day. Here's how you can help prevent youth smoking in Alberta.
Where our leaders stand...

Alberta's political leaders are talking about policies to keep kids tobacco free. It's time to turn that talk into action! See what they have to say, and let them know you want youth tobacco reduction to be a priority. With your help we can hold our policy makers accountable and ensure that they follow through on their commitments.

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Progressive Conservative Party

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While we are heading in the right direction, Mr. Speaker, we know that we are far away from being able to declare any sort of victory. Tobacco use continues to impact Albertans...This government is committed to continued action on the tobacco reduction strategy, and I am pleased that my ministry is able to play a part in that.

-Alison Redford, to the Legislative Assembly, October 2010

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pcalberta-logoPremier Alison Redford has publicly supported all of our recommended policy measures to better protect kids. She launched litigation against the tobacco industry during her time as Justice Minister, and recently led the province to dump all investments in tobacco industry stock. See her complete response to our survey last fall. Send a message to encourage the Premier to deliver on her promises.
 

New Democratic Party

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What is needed is a good assessment of what a successful [tobacco reduction] campaign would cost and a commitment to make that funding part of overall health funding in the budget so it is not in an isolated "special case" corner but is fully integrated as part of Alberta having the best health promotion/disease prevention services possible and doing this in the overall health budget.

-NDP leader, Brian Mason

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ndp-logoThe New Democratic Party supports all our recommended policy measures and believes that the government should go even further in designating funds towards tobacco reduction. See Brian Mason's complete response to our survey last fall. Send a message to encourage the NDP leader to make youth tobacco reduction a policy priority.
 

Wild Rose Party

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Our MLAs have different views on the subject. If it were raised as a private member's bill, it would be subject to a free vote.

-Wild Rose Party Leader, Danielle Smith 

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wild-rose-partyThe Wild Rose Party does not have a position on legislation to curb youth smoking. The party does support designating a significant portion of tobacco tax revenue to develop measures to help Albertans quit smoking. See Danielle Smith's complete response to our survey last fall. Send a message to encourage the Wild Rose Party leader to develop a comprehensive plan to keep kids tobacco free.
  

Liberal Party

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I feel it's time Albertans take leadership on this issue to protect our children and the most vulnerable in our society.

-Liberal Party Leader, Raj Sherman (during the introduction of Bill 203)

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alberta-liberal-partyThe Liberal supports all our recommended policy measures and their leader, Raj Sherman, recently introduced a private members bill (Bill 203) to ban smoking in vehicles carrying children. See Raj Sherman's complete response to our survey last fall. Send a message to encourage the Liberal leader to make youth tobacco reduction a policy priority.
 

Alberta Party

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The opening statement of the Alberta Party’s policy on Health Care reads as follows; “ Promoting healthy living and preventing disease are key strategies to reduce health care costs. Increasing investment in these only makes sense. Our policy then goes on to refer to using best practice and research as guidelines to effect health policy. Accordingly if correlation can be drawn between sales to minors and increased uptake of the habit we would support the passage of legislation to reduce sales to minors.

- Alberta Party Leader, Glenn Taylor

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alberta-partyThe Alberta Party supports all our recommended policy measures. See Glenn Taylor's complete response to our survey last fall. Send a message to encourage the Alberta Party leader to make youth tobacco reduction a policy priority.

Survey Results


Smoke-free vehicles carrying children

Banning flavoured tobacco products

Reducing tobacco sales to minors

Reducing tobacco affordability for youth

Holding the tobacco industry accountable

Investing in tobacco reduction



Smoke-Free vehicles carrying children Banning flavoured tabacco products Reducing tobacco sales to minors Reducing tobacco affordibility for youth Holding the tabacco industry accountable Investing in tobacco reduction

Alison Redford - Progressive Conservative Party
see survey responses

Brian Mason - New Democratic Party
see survey responses

Danielle Smith - Wild Rose Party
see survey responses

Raj Shermon - Liberal Party
see survey responses

Glenn Taylor - Alberta Party
see survey responses

 
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