This is a call to action that WILL affect our future in Electronic Cigarettes, Vaping in general and your access to these products.
The Nova Scotia Health Minister, Leo Glavine has introduced an Amendments to Tobacco Legislation in Bill 60. Details can be found here: http://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20141024003
Effectively, these amendments would treat Electronic Cigarettes as Tobacco in virtually all aspects. No more vaping in public, no more visible products, no more flavours and no more vaping in vape shops.
If these amendments pass, this will set the standard for the entire country. Also, of special note, during the HESA Meeting No. 37 in the House of Commons last Tuesday (Oct 21st), Hillary Geller (Assistant Deputy Minister, Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch, Health Canada) specifically said that they were working closely with Nova Scotia to establish regulation.
As such, this is clearly not just a Nova Scotia problem! What happens there, WILL propagate, if successful.
There is currently a petition on Change.org that, at a minimum, we are asking ALL Canadians to sign. Yes, we know, “another online petition” but this one is serious and has been confirmed that results will go directly to the Health Minister. Change.org is “cool like that.”
Please sign the petition here:
The tiny url for the Petition: http://tinyurl.com/q4pwlnn
For “Tweeters”, this thread could use your input:
Facebook users, please join the Tobacco Harm Reduction of Canada group:
Nova Scotia Constituency Offices email addresses:
We encourage you ALL to PLEASE take action on the above items. Call your MLA’s to talk to them about Electronic Cigarettes. Just tell them your story and it will make a huge impact.
To find your MLA’s here: http://nslegislature.ca/index.php/people/addresses/
If you have any questions or need us to help you find contacts for your area, please let us know and we will be happy to assist. The industry needs the help of every vaper if we wish to continue to have access to these products.
We will be releasing a formal statement shortly.
ECTA of Canada