Senate SOCI Committee Meeting no. 45 on Bill S-5

Senate SOCI Committee Meeting no. 45 on Bill S-5

The Senate Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology (SOCI) met today to hear testimony on Bill S-5, An Act to amend the Tobacco Act and the Non-smokers’ Health Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts. Senate Committee Members Present: Kelvin Kenneth Ogilvie (Chair) Linda Frum Nancy J. Hartling Chantal Petitclerc Carolyn Stewart…

Have combustible cigarettes met their match? The nicotine delivery profiles and harmful constituent exposures of second-generation and third-generation electronic cigarette users

Have combustible cigarettes met their match? The nicotine delivery profiles and harmful constituent exposures of second-generation and third-generation electronic cigarette users

Theodore L Wagener, Evan L Floyd, Irina Stepanov, Leslie M Driskill, Summer G Frank, Ellen Meier, Eleanor L Leavens, Alayna P Tackett, Neil Molina, Lurdes Queimado Published in BMJ Journals Tobacco Control Source DOI: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2016-053041 ABSTRACT Introduction Electronic cigarettes’ (e-cigarettes) viability as a public health strategy to end smoking will likely be determined by their ability to mimic…

Senate SOCI Committee Meeting no. 44 on Bill S-5

Senate SOCI Committee Meeting no. 44 on Bill S-5

The Senate Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology (SOCI) met today to hear testimony on Bill S-5, An Act to amend the Tobacco Act and the Non-smokers’ Health Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts. Senate Committee Members Present: Kelvin Kenneth Ogilvie (Chair) Art Eggleton (Deputy Chair) Linda Frum Nancy J. Hartling…

UPDATED – Legislative Summary of Bill S-5

UPDATED – Legislative Summary of Bill S-5

The previously posted Legislative Summary for Bill S-5 has been amended. There were points within the previous version of the Legislative Summary that incorrectly interpreted the intent of the bill.  The updated version is below but the key change to point out is the previously stated intent to ban flavours. This: prohibits the use of…

A Comparative Health Risk Assessment of Electronic Cigarettes and Conventional Cigarettes

A Comparative Health Risk Assessment of Electronic Cigarettes and Conventional Cigarettes

Jinsong Chen, Chris Bullen, and Kim Dirks Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2017, 14(4), 382 Source DOI: 10.3390/ijerph14040382 Abstract: Background: Although some studies have identified hazardous substances in electronic cigarette (EC) liquids and emissions, there is limited information about the health risks of using ECs. Methods: In this study, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)…

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,…

David Sweanor on Dragons and Dragon Slayers

David Sweanor on Dragons and Dragon Slayers

David Sweanor, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa, Public Health Pioneer presents at TEDx Hong Kong 2016 Plasmatic on the topic of “Dragons and Dragon Slayers”. Professor Sweanor has thirty years of experience doing Canadian and global health policy work, with a particular focus on tobacco and nicotine. This work focuses on all areas of tobacco policy, but…

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…