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CVA Files Constitutional Challenge in Quebec Against Bill 44

CVA Files Constitutional Challenge in Quebec Against Bill 44

The Canadian Vaping Association (CVA) has filed a constitutional challenge against the Quebec Governement with regard to Bill 44, An Act to bolster tobacco control. Brent Stafford with Regulator Watch released a video interview with a member of the CVA Legal Team. This is a significant (and unfortunate) milestone that they have tried to avoid, but the…

New Proposed Regulations for Ontario Bill 45, Schedule 3 (ECA)

New Proposed Regulations for Ontario Bill 45, Schedule 3 (ECA)

The Ontario Liberal Government has announced the release of new proposed regulations for Bill 45, Schedule 3 Electronic Cigarettes Act (ECA), 2015. (Consolidated Version of the ECA) In their news release, “Ontario Taking Further Steps to Protect People from Second-Hand Smoke and Vapour, Strengthening Ontario’s Smoking and Vaping Legislation”, they state that the proposed changes…

Professional Researcher Response to Hong Kong Study “A million times more harmful than outdoor air”

Professional Researcher Response to Hong Kong Study “A million times more harmful than outdoor air”

Source: http://www.ecigarette-research.org/research/index.php/whats-new/whatsnew-2015/238-h-k Dr. Konstantinos Farsalinos, MD (Researcher, Onassis Cardiac Surgery Greece, Department of Pharmacology, University of Patras, Greece) puts his thoughts into a recent publicationby Elizabeth Cheung (elizabeth.cheung@scmp.com) in the Health & Environment section of the South China Morning Post. The article states: Electronic cigarettes were found to contain one million times more cancer-causing substances than…

Swedish court stubs out right to ban e-cigarettes

Swedish court stubs out right to ban e-cigarettes

Local SE Local SE Source: Click Here Published: 17 Feb 2016 15:21 GMT+01:00 Swedish court stubs out right to ban e-cigarettes Sweden’s highest administrative court has overturned an earlier judicial decision allowing the country’s national drug agency to ban the sale of e-cigarettes. Companies wanting to distribute electronic cigarettes in Sweden have previously required a…

British Columbia Bill 14, Tobacco Control Amendment Act, 2015

British Columbia Bill 14, Tobacco Control Amendment Act, 2015

### Updated – See highlighted section at the bottom of this post On March 5th, 2015, the BC Minister of Health, Hon. Dr. Terry Lake introduced Bill 14, Tobacco Control Amendment Act, 2015 for first reading. The Bill amends the Tobacco Control Act by adding electronic cigarettes, vaporizers and vapor into the act, regulating sales…

Mechanical and Hybrid Mods (ie: Mechanical Vaporizers)

Mechanical and Hybrid Mods (ie: Mechanical Vaporizers)

All electronic devices are vulnerable to battery and device failure. These occurrences, while rare, are documented internationally and affect many products including laptops, tablets and cell phones – all of which share unique technology components with electronic cigarettes and personal vaporizers. Malfunctions in most regulated commercial electronic cigarette / personal vaporizing devices result in that…

The Industry “just got real” with CAC/ISO/TC126/SC3

The Industry “just got real” with CAC/ISO/TC126/SC3

CAC/ISO/TC126/SC3 – Vape and Vapour Products has been established to develop international standards ranging from product safety, testing, and terminology. This is an extremely significant step towards ensuring high quality products and consistent testing methods for vape products to be recognized and adopted world wide. As part of the process, and in partnership with ISO, the…

Ottawa Public Health performing Public Online Consultation

Ottawa Public Health performing Public Online Consultation

A public online consultation is being performed by Ottawa Public health to obtain input on non-tobacco substances in public places and work places. This is likely being done in advance of proposing and implementing new municipal restrictions because on November 25 of last year, city council asked staff to consult with stakeholders about regulating the use…

New Laws for Ontario are in Effect

New Laws for Ontario are in Effect

First and foremost, Happy New Year to everyone! May the New Year bring good (or at least better) regulation to our industry! The short of the long is, as of January 1, 2016: It is illegal to sell or supply electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) and component parts (e.g. battery, atomizer) to anyone under 19 years of…