Legislative Summary of Bill S-5

Legislative Summary of Bill S-5

As has been indicated in previous posts, we have had a Constitutional Lawyer review the contents of Bill S-5, An Act to amend the Tobacco Act and the Non-smokers’ Health Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts which is very much in alignment with the released report by the Canadian Constitution Foundation (CCF). Today we received…

The Canadian Constitution Foundation looks at Regulations

The Canadian Constitution Foundation looks at Regulations

If you are not familiar with the Canadian Constitution Foundation (CCF), they are a registered charity, independent and non-partisan. They defend the constitutional rights and freedoms of Canadians in the courts of law and public opinion.  Their Mission is to “protect the constitutional freedoms of Canadians through education, communication and litigation.” Today, the Canadian Constitution Foundation…

City of Prince George introduces Bylaw

City of Prince George introduces Bylaw

The City of Prince George, BC will implement Bylaw 8591, 2016, Smoke and Vape Free Places on May 1st, 2017. It is proposed that a person must not smoke or vapourize: in a vehicle for hire; in, or within six (6) metres of, an enclosed or partially enclosed shelter where persons wait to board a vehicle for hire or…

Regulator Watch Interviews Health Canada

Regulator Watch Interviews Health Canada

Brent Stanford, Executive Producer RegulatorWatch.com interviews Suzy McDonald, the Director General of the Tobacco Control Directorate‎ at Health Canada to discuss vaping regulations and Senate Bill S-5. Part 1 – Striking Balance S-5 aims to balance the issue of allowing adults, particularly adult smokers, legal access to vaping products as a likely less harmful alternative…

Grande Prairie modifies Bylaw

Grande Prairie modifies Bylaw

The City of Grand Prairie, AB has modified Bylaw C-1278, Smoke Free Playgrounds, Athletic Fields and Recreation Facilities Smoking is prohibited within a 10m radius of any playground equipment or athletic field or recreation facility. There is no exemption for sampling in vape shops.

Estevan modifies Bylaw

Estevan modifies Bylaw

The City of Estevan, SK has modified Bylaw 2016-1975 – A Bylaw of the City of Estevan to provide for the controlling, regulating, and governing of smoking within City facilities in the City of Estevan This bylaw treats e-cigarettes like combustible cigarettes, prohibiting their use in any public place or within five (5) metres of entry/exit points,…

Senate Bill S-5 Second Reading

Senate Bill S-5 Second Reading

As noted from our previous post, Senate Bill S-5, An Act to amend the Tobacco Act and the Non-smokers’ Health Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts has been introduced and is moving through the legislative process. The history and current status of the bill can be found here:  English | French Senator Petitclerc’s…

Vapour Device (Electronic Cigarette) Battery Facts

Vapour Device (Electronic Cigarette) Battery Facts

This page contains many details, dispelled myths and facts on the care and maintenance of your Vapour Product (Electronic Cigarette) batteries. Most of this information has been extracted from the Battery University which is sponsored by Cadex Electronics Inc., a world-wide leader in battery and charger analysis. The rest is based on our knowledge and…

Senate Bill S-5 Completes First Reading

Senate Bill S-5 Completes First Reading

As was previously known, Heath Canada plans to move forward with regulation of vaping products with the intent to balance the need to protect young people from nicotine addiction while allowing adult smokers to legally buy vaping products and e-cigarettes to help quit smoking or as a potentially less harmful alternative to tobacco. This news…

Clive Bates on the four basic arguments against vaping

Clive Bates on the four basic arguments against vaping

Clive Bates, Director of Counterfactual Consulting Limited is interviewed by Sally Satel, Resident Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute to respond to the four (4) basic arguments against vaping: Vaping normalizes smoking Gateway to Smoking Dual Use (Continuing to smoke while using vaping products) Nicotine is dangerous

Do e-cigarettes cause COPD or is there a COPD epidemic in adolescents in South California?

Do e-cigarettes cause COPD or is there a COPD epidemic in adolescents in South California?

Dr. Konstantinos Farsalinos comments on a study published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care titled Electronic-cigarette Use and Respiratory Symptoms in Adolescents. The study sparked numerous media reports of exaggerated risks and statements of conclusion that were not what the study actually reported. In his article he says:  “But there is a problem with these statements.…