The Standard – October 2017

The Standard – October 2017

Episode 1 A lot has happened since our last issue was released. Because of that, we’ve been very busy trying to tackle different things as they occurred. Special points of interest in this issue: We’ve decided to try something a bit different with the newsletter this time by presenting it in Video format. Depending on…

Notice to Industry from Health Canada RE: Upon Royal Assent of Bill S-5

Notice to Industry from Health Canada RE: Upon Royal Assent of Bill S-5

On September 27th, Health Canada drafted and has just released a Notice to Industry which announces the intent for portions of Bill S-5 (an Act to amend the Tobacco Act and the Non-smokers’ Health Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts) that pertain to Vaping Products that are marketed WITHOUT health or therapeutic…

Health Canada Approved Lab…

Health Canada Approved Lab…

We are getting reports of distributors contacting retailers and stating/implying that their e-liquid is produced in a “Health Canada approved lab” or have test results from the “only Health Canada approved e-liquid testing facility”. We get it, you want them to buy your product, but let’s be clear… Regulations for manufacturing or testing e-liquid do…

ECTA Directors Stepping Down…

ECTA Directors Stepping Down…

As many of you may already know, Charlene and John from VapeMate are stepping down as one of the ten original Founding Directors of the ECTA. Reluctantly, we have accepted their resignation.  They have been extremely valuable assets to our organization and they will be sorely missed.  They are moving to the US and, being the…

A critique of the US Surgeon General’s conclusions regarding e-cigarette use among youth and young adults in the United States of America

A critique of the US Surgeon General’s conclusions regarding e-cigarette use among youth and young adults in the United States of America

Riccardo Polosa 1, 2, 3, Christopher Russell 4, Joel Nitzkin 5 and Konstantinos E. Farsalinos 6, 7 Harm Reduction Journal 2017 14:61 Received: 20 June 2017 Accepted: 29 August 2017 Published: 6 September 2017 Source DOI:  https://doi.org/10.1186/s12954-017-0187-5 Abstract Background In December 2016, the Surgeon General published a report that concluded e-cigarette use among youth and…

The Relationship of E-Cigarette Use to Cigarette Quit Attempts and Cessation: Insights From a Large, Nationally Representative U.S. Survey

The Relationship of E-Cigarette Use to Cigarette Quit Attempts and Cessation: Insights From a Large, Nationally Representative U.S. Survey

David T Levy, PhD Zhe Yuan, MS Yuying Luo, MS David B Abrams, PhD Nicotine & Tobacco Research, ntx166 Source DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/ntr/ntx166 Abstract Objectives While cessation from cigarettes is a top priority for public health, controversy surrounds the role of e-cigarettes for quitting cigarettes. This study examines the role of e-cigarettes in quit attempts and 3-month…

E-cigarettes emit very high formaldehyde levels only in conditions that are aversive to users: A replication study under verified realistic use conditions

E-cigarettes emit very high formaldehyde levels only in conditions that are aversive to users: A replication study under verified realistic use conditions

Konstantinos E. Farsalinos a, b, c, Vassilis Voudris a, Alketa Spyrou a, Konstantinos Poulas b Received 18 July 2017, Revised 18 August 2017, Accepted 28 August 2017, Available online 31 August 2017 Source DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fct.2017.08.044 Abstract Purpose In 2015, a study identified 5–15-fold higher levels of formaldehyde emissions from an old-generation e-cigarette working at 5.0 V…

Health Canada Consultation Summary

Health Canada Consultation Summary

In anticipation of Bill S-5 receiving Royal Assent and to get a head-start on the regulatory process, Health Canada has opened consultation period for their approach on some of the points of regulation. Regulations for Bill S-5, the Tobacco and Vaping Products Act (TVPA), will likely come into effect in “sections” and it is safe…

Health Canada Consultation Aug 25 – Oct 27

Health Canada Consultation Aug 25 – Oct 27

In preparation for regulations to be applied to Bill S-5, Health Canada has begun the consultation period for Proposals for the Regulation of Vaping Products. This consultation period will run from August 25, 2017 through October 27, 2017. The purpose of the consultation is for the Government to gather input from stakeholders,  consumers, the general public, health professionals, and public…