A good and accurate article. Here in Nova Scotia, like many other provinces, they have passed a law making it illegal for a vendor to display the cigarettes that are for sale. They must be hidden from view while a catalogue can show what is available. Almost everyone in the business complied when this came in about two years ago, all except one tobacconist in Kentville, Nova Scotia. It hit him hard because tobacco products are almost his entire business. He refused to comply, deliberately forcing the authorities to charge him. He was recently found guilty in the lower courts. Now the case is wending its way through the higher courts of appeal, perhaps on its way to the Supreme Court of Canada. He is arguing that the law violates his freedom of expression.

As the article correctly states, attitudes towards smoking have changed here drastically. Compared to the U.K. this is one area that may come as a shock to smoking immigrants.