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    Cool Interesting decision by Health Canada regarding anti tobacco groups

    Health Canada takes on the anti-tobacco industry | Tobacco Harm Reduction: News & Opinions


    As the Minister noted, recent consultations indicated that all the elements for radically reducing tobacco-related disease were already in place, and the only impediments were those coming from certain prominent activist groups. “The only proven method for reducing smoking prevalence much below one fifth of the population is for smokers to switch to low-risk alternative products like smokeless tobacco and other smoke-free alternatives.” This strategy, known as harm reduction, is embraced by the public health community in areas ranging from sexual behavior to transportation, and is particularly effective in the case of smoking since switching to alternative products has basically the same health benefit as quitting entirely.

    The government decided to move on this now because some of the more active opponents of public health had moved beyond these organizations to gain government and other public service appointments. “Ironically, the appropriate metaphor is cancer, and we have to stop the cancer before it gets into the tobacco companies where most of the real research on safer nicotine products is being conducted. If they breach those walls, they will shut down all research resulting in a world with only one tobacco product and the most dangerous one at that.”
    Now what are the chances of getting our Govt to listen to this line of reasoning?

    Just noticed this bit.

    When questioned about her own government’s banning of electronic cigarettes, another alternative that was believed to be as low in risk as smokeless tobacco, the Minister replied “the responsible individuals no longer work in this department and the first order of business will be removing that ban”.
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    This is another perspective. It seems that Health Canada might be trying to say they are on the BP side rather than the BT side.

    Canada and ecigs

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    A small ray of hope in an otherwise hostile environment.

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    so before everyone gets all hyped up

    read the last paragraph

    Yeah, but we can dream right?
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    Interesting
    But the comments were made nearly 6 months ago
    Not sure if anything has changed regards vaping in Canada ( I believe it is still illegal there )

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    my bother has a online vape store in Canada and he sell ejuice, mods etc and there are BM vape stores in every major city also. VAPEMAIL <-- bro's site in Canada. They let you sell ejuice in Canada with nic, but you can't import nic into Canada.
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    Guys you do realise this is a parody? The last paragraph -

    We trust that it is obvious that this is a parody. We will explicitly state it because in this area truth so often loses the battle with fiction that sometimes it is hard to tell. It was written by Paul L Bergen with Carl V. Phillips providing valuable contributions.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgscott View Post
    Guys you do realise this is a parody? The last paragraph -
    Had to look up what a parody was LOL
    I now understand

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    pgscott, that will teach us to just read the OP and not the link. Funny thing is I believed it to be true but cynically thought it was code for "we pick big pharma's product instead of big tobacco's". I'll admit to another "blonde moment". hahah

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    also guys they are having another VapeCan2014 Vapecan 2014 - Home
    I really don't think its illegal in Canada when they have a major convention promoting vaping in the largest city in Canada.
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