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…

Is the World Health Organization poised to kill millions of people?

Is the World Health Organization poised to kill millions of people?

Brent Stafford of Regulator Watch interviews John Britton, Professor of Epidemiology an Director of the UK Centre of Tobacco and Alcohol Studies. In this interview, they discuss the World Health Organization / COP7 Conference this year in Delhi, India which (as was with COP6) closed their sessions to the media when Vaping Products were discussed.

CBC – The Fifth Estate Investigates Electronic Cigarettes

CBC – The Fifth Estate Investigates Electronic Cigarettes

CBC’s The Fifth Estate completed a full length investigation into the world of Electronic Cigarettes. We knew they were considering an episode related to vapour products and when we saw them at an event in Toronto, interviewing businesses and consumers, we knew they were serious. What we did not know is how deep they would…

Health Canada to Regulate Vaping Products

Health Canada to Regulate Vaping Products

The Canadian Health Minister, Honourable Jane Philpott has announced intentions to move forward with regulations on vaping products. According to her statements, the move will 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…

Ohm’s Law and Power

Ohm’s Law and Power

While we may not realize it in the beginning, we are using and relying on Ohm’s Law when we vape. Ultimately, a Vapour Device (Electronic Cigarette) is nothing more than a Direct Current (DC) Circuit with a Resistor (Coil Head) that heats up when we turn in on. This fact becomes more evident and CRITICAL…

Electronic cigarette use in the European Union: analysis of a representative sample of 27 460 Europeans from 28 countries.

Electronic cigarette use in the European Union: analysis of a representative sample of 27 460 Europeans from 28 countries.

Farsalinos KE, Poulas K, Voudris V, Le Houezec J British Medical Journal (BMJ) Source:  Click Here Abstract AIMS: To assess prevalence of electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) use, reported changes in smoking status due to e-cigarette use and correlates of e-cigarette use in the European Union (EU) member states in 2014. DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey of EU citizens…

British Columbia Bill 14 Regulations come into effect on September 1, 2016

British Columbia Bill 14 Regulations come into effect on September 1, 2016

BC Bill 14, Tobacco Control Amendment Act, 2015 was introduced for first reading on March 5th, 2015, by the BC Minister of Health, Hon. Dr. Terry Lake. Additional information posted by ECTA can be found here. Email notifications were sent out today to many who participated in the Consultation on regulations which thanked everyone for…

Cohort study of electronic cigarette use: effectiveness and safety at 24 months

Cohort study of electronic cigarette use: effectiveness and safety at 24 months

Lamberto Manzoli, Maria Elena Flacco1, Margherita Ferrante, Carlo La Vecchia, Roberta Siliquini, Walter Ricciardi, Carolina Marzuillo, Paolo Villari, Maria Fiore the ISLESE Working Group British Medical Journal (BMJ) Source:  Click Here Abstract Objective To evaluate the safety and effectiveness of e-cigarettes, by comparing users of only e-cigarettes, smokers of only tobacco cigarettes and dual users.…

Royal College of Physicians strongly endorses e-cigarettes as smoking substitutes

Royal College of Physicians strongly endorses e-cigarettes as smoking substitutes

Farsalinos K. E-Cigarette Research Source: Click Here A new report is released today (April 28, 2016) by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) in the UK, titled: “Nicotine without smoke: tobacco harm reduction”. The 200-page report addresses the important but controversial issue of tobacco harm reduction, a concept that was first described by Prof. Mike…

New Study Finds Exhaled E-Cigarette Vapour Particles Disappear Within Seconds

New Study Finds Exhaled E-Cigarette Vapour Particles Disappear Within Seconds

A new study being presented today at the 4th Workplace and Indoor Aerosols conference in Barcelona shows, for the first time, that exhaled e-cigarette particles are liquid droplets that evaporate within seconds. Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 20 April 2016 – A new study being presented today at the 4th Workplace and Indoor Aerosols conference in Barcelona…