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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…

Do e-cigarettes cause COPD or is there a COPD epidemic in adolescents in South California?

Do e-cigarettes cause COPD or is there a COPD epidemic in adolescents in South California?

Dr. Konstantinos Farsalinos comments on a study published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care titled Electronic-cigarette Use and Respiratory Symptoms in Adolescents. The study sparked numerous media reports of exaggerated risks and statements of conclusion that were not what the study actually reported. In his article he says:  “But there is a problem with these statements.…

CBC – The Fifth Estate Investigates Electronic Cigarettes

CBC – The Fifth Estate Investigates Electronic Cigarettes

CBC’s The Fifth Estate completed a full length investigation into the world of Electronic Cigarettes. We knew they were considering an episode related to vapour products and when we saw them at an event in Toronto, interviewing businesses and consumers, we knew they were serious. What we did not know is how deep they would…

Health Canada to Regulate Vaping Products

Health Canada to Regulate Vaping Products

The Canadian Health Minister, Honourable Jane Philpott has announced intentions to move forward with regulations on vaping products. According to her statements, the move will 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…

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…