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  • Wednesday, March 25, 2020
  • Ontario Vape Shops Are Essential and Must Stay Open

  • The Canadian Vaping Association (CVA) has repeatedly voiced it’s concerns about limiting access to harm reduction products. “The Government of Ontario has taken many positive steps towards protecting Ontarian’s physical and mental health.  We ask them to continue by including vape shops as an essential service, qualifying under section 55 of the Ontario List of Essential Workplaces prepared in response to COVID-19”, said Darryl Tempest, Executive Director of The Canadian Vaping Association. “Many vapers who require nicotine vapour products do not have access to online channels.

  • Tuesday, March 24, 2020
  • Opinion: What happened to the smoke-free policy at U of T?

  • I was standing outside Sidney Smith Hall when one of my friends lit a cigarette. He closed his eyes and took a nonchalant long drag, as if he were a character in a James Bond movie.

    I, on the other hand, glanced around nervously to check if anyone saw or was bothered by it. Didn’t he know smoking on university grounds had been banned for a year now? I shot him a dirty look.

    “What? No one cares,” he said laughingly. [...] He was right — no one cared. But the real question was, why?

  • Tuesday, March 24, 2020
  • Is Vaping An Essential Service In Canada? | RegWatch

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  • Friday, March 20, 2020
  • Nova Scotia ban on flavoured products met with opposition

  • As someone who successfully used vaping to stop smoking, Shannon Crowe isn't in favour of a ban on flavoured juice.
    “I'm now five years smoke free because of vaping,” said the Bible Hill resident. “I used the fruity flavours; strawberry kiwi was my favourite. I started out vaping at a higher-level nicotine and weaned myself down to zero, then quit vaping altogether. I think a ban will cause some people who are vaping to go back to smoking cigarettes."

  • Thursday, March 19, 2020
  • Nicotine by far the most commonly used vaping product in Canada: survey

  • A new survey says eight out of 10 Canadians who are vaping are vaping nicotine.

    This finding appears in a new survey from Statistics Canada, the first of its kind tracking detailed information about vaping. The report defines it as the “act of inhaling and exhaling vapour produced by a device such as an electronic cigarette (e-cigarette), vape mod, vaporizer or vape pen.” Among those who vaped in the 30 days before the survey, 60 per cent believed that vaping products were less harmful than cigarettes, 20 per cent thought that they were similarly harmful, [...]

  • Thursday, March 12, 2020
  • Vaping set to be banned in smoke-free zones of Melbourne's CBD

  • Vaping could soon be banned in parts of the CBD as Melbourne City Council considers barring e-cigarettes in existing smoke-free zones.

    Vaping will no longer be welcome in the city’s 11 no-smoking areas if the council passes an amendment next Tuesday night. Lord mayor Sally Capp said the move would bring the city in line with the rest of the state where e-cigarettes are included in smoking restrictions.

    "E-cigarettes are relatively new but we know that there is a possible link to serious lung disease and growing evidence that e-cigarettes can lead young people to start smoking regular cigarettes," she said.