Health Canada Approved Lab…

Health Canada Approved Lab…

We are getting reports of distributors contacting retailers and stating/implying that their e-liquid is produced in a “Health Canada approved lab” or have test results from the “only Health Canada approved e-liquid testing facility”. We get it, you want them to buy your product, but let’s be clear… Regulations for manufacturing or testing e-liquid do…

Tobacco Use Among Middle and High School Students — United States, 2011–2016

Tobacco Use Among Middle and High School Students — United States, 2011–2016

Ahmed Jamal, MBBS; Andrea Gentzke, PhD; S. Sean Hu, MD; Karen A. Cullen, PhD; Benjamin J. Apelberg, PhD; David M. Homa, PhD; Brian A. King, PhD Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Source DOI: mmwr/volumes/66/wr/mm6623a1.htm Commentary by Dr. Michael Siegel: New CDC Data Should Put to Rest the Contention that E-Cigarettes are a Gateway to Youth…

Bill S5 Third Reading – Second Debate

Bill S5 Third Reading – Second Debate

Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Petitclerc, seconded by the Honourable Senator Bellemare, for the third reading 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, as amended. The full Hansard of the third reading second debate on…

Bill S5 Third Reading

Bill S5 Third Reading

Hon. Chantal Petitclerc moved the third reading 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, as amended. The full Hansard of the third reading and debate from May 10th can be found here: English – French Audio recording: May 10 2017 Speakers…

S-5 Senate Committee Report & Recommendations

S-5 Senate Committee Report & Recommendations

Below are the recommendations of the Senate Committee of Social Affairs, Science and Technology on Bill S-5. Each recommendation refers to a specific line item in the bill. We have added the original line item in italics below the recommended change (please note, any error in matching an original reference is ECTA’s error). Original report…

Battery Pro Tips for Battery Safety Week

Battery Pro Tips for Battery Safety Week

In recognition of Battery Safety week, we will be publishing daily battery tips each day for the duration of the event.  As they are published, the will be added to the list below. Battery Safety week was inspired by unfortunate rare incidents of Vaping Product battery mishaps around the world where more often than not, we have observed that…

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…

Briefs Submitted to Senate SOCI Committee on Bill S-5

Briefs Submitted to Senate SOCI Committee on Bill S-5

Below is a list of as well as the actual Briefs/Presentations provided to 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. Special “shout outs” to Aimee Whitefoot (As an Individual)…

CCCR 2001 and 60 mL “Gorilla” Bottles

CCCR 2001 and 60 mL “Gorilla” Bottles

We are happy to see that more and more Canadian E-liquid Manufacturers (even some outside of Canada) are opting to follow the Consumer Chemical Containers Regulations 2001. We believe these existing regulations, along with the Food and Drugs Regulations are a perfect fit for e-liquid and in some cases it IS the law that must be followed in…