Lesson for Canada – British Reaction to ‘No Comparisons’

Lesson for Canada – British Reaction to ‘No Comparisons’

By Brent Stafford Source: CLICK HERE Woven into Canada’s draft federal vaping regulations is a contradiction, which could undermine every aspect of the legislation. If Bill S-5 is enacted ‘as is’ no person in Canada whether a vaper, retailer, e-liquid manufacture or doctor, lawyer and member of government could compare vaping to smoking in anyway,…

Daily users compared to less frequent users find vape as or more satisfying and less dangerous than cigarettes, and are likelier to use non-cig-alike vaping products

Daily users compared to less frequent users find vape as or more satisfying and less dangerous than cigarettes, and are likelier to use non-cig-alike vaping products

Authors: Lynn T. Kozlowski, D. Lynn Homish, Gregory G. Homish DOI: 10.1016/j.pmedr.2017.02.026 ScienceDirect University of Buffalo News Center also published an article on this study which included these points of significance: those study participants who vape daily reported e-cigarettes as “at least as satisfying” as cigarettes, and that 58 percent said vaping was “much more” satisfying. “The…

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…

Smoking and Health Action Foundation / Non-Smokers’ Rights Association on Bill S-5

Smoking and Health Action Foundation / Non-Smokers’ Rights Association on Bill S-5

Below is the Smoking and Health Action Foundation / Non-Smokers’ Rights Association of Canada assessment of 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. Though we haven’t always seen eye to eye when it comes to vaping products, it seems we have…

E-liquid Additives

E-liquid Additives

As the Vapour Products industry evolves, businesses get more creative in an effort to remain at the highest competitive levels. For e-liquid manufacturers, that involves manipulation of product recipes in an effort to set them apart from the rest of the players. The ECTA supports this competitiveness and creativity, however there are limits on what can…

Adolescents and e-cigarettes: Objects of concern may appear larger than they are

Adolescents and e-cigarettes: Objects of concern may appear larger than they are

Lynn T. Kozlowski, Kenneth E. Warnerba Source DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2017.01.001 Introduction The debate about electronic cigarettes ranks as perhaps the most divisive in the history of tobacco control. Proponents believe that e-cigarettes could foster widespread abandonment of combusted tobacco products, by far the most dangerous form of tobacco use, and thereby dramatically reduce the disease and death caused by smoking (Abrams, 2014). Opponents fear these…