Battery Safety Week (April 23rd-30th)

Battery Safety Week (April 23rd-30th)

We have all heard and seen graphic images in news stories covering incidents related to vaping product batteries venting and / or exploding. Though they are quite rare, for the persons around and involved in these incidents, they are very real, very scary and in some cases cause significant pain or injury. As a standards organization, we…

Free speech restrictions in anti-vaping Bill S-5 will cost ALL Canadians

Free speech restrictions in anti-vaping Bill S-5 will cost ALL Canadians

Author: Holly Nicholas, Rebel Commentator Source: CLICK HERE Even if you are not a vaper or smoker or even if you don’t care about smokers, Bill S-5 impacts YOU in the form of taxation for coverage of healthcare cost. The government of Canada allows the sale of deadly tobacco cigarettes that are killing nearly 37,000…

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,…

SOCI Committee Schedule Confirmation

SOCI Committee Schedule Confirmation

We have received confirmation and schedule information for our slot to provide witness for the Senate Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology (SOCI) on 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. Two panels have been scheduled for April…

Nicotine, Carcinogen, and Toxin Exposure in Long-Term E-Cigarette and Nicotine Replacement Therapy Users: A Cross-sectional Study

Nicotine, Carcinogen, and Toxin Exposure in Long-Term E-Cigarette and Nicotine Replacement Therapy Users: A Cross-sectional Study

Cancer Research U.K. published one of the only long-term studies to date comparing vaping to smoking cigarettes Lion Shahab, PhD; Maciej L. Goniewicz, PhD; Benjamin C. Blount, PhD; Jamie Brown, PhD; Ann McNeill, PhD; K. Udeni Alwis, PhD; June Feng, PhD; Lanqing Wang, PhD; Robert West, PhD Published: Ann Intern Med. 2017;166(6):390-400. Source DOI: 10.7326/M16-1107 Abstract…

UL Announces Certification for Electronic Cigarettes

UL Announces Certification for Electronic Cigarettes

New UL 8139 provides framework to evaluate, test and certify the electrical and battery systems of electronic cigarettes NORTHBROOK, Ill., March 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — UL, a leading global safety science organization, is announcing acceptance of product submittals of electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes, for construction evaluation, testing and North American certification. The U.S.…

Educating your MP about vaping in Canada

Educating your MP about vaping in Canada

This document, Educating your MP about vaping in Canada, A practical guide for small business owners & workers in the independent vape industry has been created and provided by Amelia Howard, with permission to redistribute. It is a concise and pointed guide that business owners and/or staff can follow to have a positive and poignant meeting with their Member of Parliament. Do not…

Senate Bill S-5 Second Reading – Second Debate

Senate Bill S-5 Second Reading – Second Debate

On March 9, 2017, the Senate held debate for 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 has completed the first reading today (Nov 22, 2016). Speakers during the debate were: Senator Judith Seidman – Opposition Critic and SOCI Committee Senator Marc…

Benzene formation in electronic cigarettes

Benzene formation in electronic cigarettes

James F. Pankow , Kilsun Kim, Kevin J. McWhirter, Wentai Luo, Jorge O. Escobedo, Robert M. Strongin, Anna K. Duell, David H. Peyton PLoS ONE 12(3): e0173055. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0173055 This study was reviewed by Dr. Konstantinos Farsalinos, Onassis Cardiac Surgery Greece, Department of Pharmacology, University of Patras, Greece: Study titled “Benzene formation in e-cigarettes” found that air…

Youth Vape to Reduce Harm From Tobacco Cigarettes Over Availability of Flavors

Youth Vape to Reduce Harm From Tobacco Cigarettes Over Availability of Flavors

PinneyAssociates’ Analysis of FDA/NIH Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Data Rebuts Conclusion of JAMA Research Letter on Why Youth Use Vapor Products BETHESDA, Md., March 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Avoiding or reducing the harm of tobacco cigarettes is the top reason youth vape, according to data from a survey by the National Institutes…

Does the regulatory environment for e-cigarettes influence the effectiveness of e-cigarettes for smoking cessation?: Longitudinal findings from the ITC Four Country Survey.

Does the regulatory environment for e-cigarettes influence the effectiveness of e-cigarettes for smoking cessation?: Longitudinal findings from the ITC Four Country Survey.

Authors:  Yong HH, Hitchman SC, Cummings KM, Borland R, Gravely SM, McNeill A, Fong GT Source DOI: 10.1093/ntr/ntx056 Abstract Introduction: To date, no studies have explored how different regulatory environments may influence the effectiveness of ECs as a smoking cessation aid. Objective: This study compares the real-world effectiveness of adult smokers using ECs for quitting compared…