The Politics of Tobacco

Diana Swain investigates the politics behind Canada's tobacco labeling policy.

The federal government has spent six years and nearly $4 million to revamp its strategy on tobacco.  Diana Swain investigates the policy at Health Canada and the players behind the scenes who may be influencing it.

The video included in this feature entitled "Tobacco label about-face" from December 8, 2010, won the Open Television (less than 5 minutes) category award for investigative journalism from The Canadian Association of Journalists on May 14, 2011.


Timothy Sawa, Angela Gilbert, Nicholas Stein, Diana Swain

"Big Tobacco and Canadian Warning Labels"

CBC News: The National