In November of 2013, the provincial government of Alberta passed Bill 206 which would ban the sale of flavored tobacco.
Bill 206 has sat in limbo as the cabinet has not yet proclaimed it. There is a push to pass the law underway based on flavored tobacco increasing the chances of someone beginning to smoke at an earlier age. The ban would include all forms of flavored tobacco including pipe tobacco and cigars.
According to an industry insider, the merits on which the law were passed were not based on fact as there has been no numbers that prove that flavored tobacco increases the amount of smokers under the age of 18.
Once again governments manipulate numbers to further an agenda dictating how society should behave.