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Tobacco and polluting vehicles: Better regulation to curb consumption

What lessons can the automotive industry learn from the fight against smoking?

To reduce the number of polluting vehicles, the report draws on the success of the fight against smoking, comparing public policies and proposing immediate dissuasive measures to limit the impact on public health and the environment.

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  • Understand the parallels between the evolution of consumption and regulation of tobacco and polluting vehicles;

  • Discover how tobacco control strategies can inspire effective policies to reduce the use of polluting vehicles;

  • Explore key recommendations for regulating the advertising, sale and use of polluting gasoline-powered vehicles.

  1. Reid, J., Hammond, D., Burkhalter, R. et Rynard, V. (2022). Tobacco Use in Canada: Patterns and Trends, 2022 Edition. University of Waterloo.

  2. Statistique Canada. (2019, 11 septembre). Nombre de véhicules et d’équipements de transport, Canada (Tableau 12-1).

  3. Statistique Canada. (2023b, 2 novembre). Immatriculations de véhicules, par type de véhicule et type de carburant (Tableau 23-10-0308-01).

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