Category Archives: News

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

Regulator Watch Interviews Health Canada

Regulator Watch Interviews Health Canada

Brent Stanford, Executive Producer RegulatorWatch.com interviews Suzy McDonald, the Director General of the Tobacco Control Directorate‎ at Health Canada to discuss vaping regulations and Senate Bill S-5. Part 1 – Striking Balance S-5 aims to balance the issue of allowing adults, particularly adult smokers, legal access to vaping products as a likely less harmful alternative…

Clearing the air around e-cigarettes

Clearing the air around e-cigarettes

The University of Victoria (UVic news) published an article that discusses and sumarizes several points from their recent study, “Clearing the Air: A systematic review on the harms and benefits of e-cigarettes and vapour devices”. Click Here to view the full article. The Executive Summary for the report:

Senate Bill S-5 Second Reading

Senate Bill S-5 Second Reading

As noted from our previous post, 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 has been introduced and is moving through the legislative process. The history and current status of the bill can be found here:  English | French Senator Petitclerc’s…

Senate Bill S-5 Completes First Reading

Senate Bill S-5 Completes First Reading

As was previously known, Heath Canada plans to move forward with regulation of vaping products with the intent to 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 harmful alternative to tobacco. This news…