Health organizations call for end to promotion of vaping products

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OTTAWA — Eight health organizations are calling for urgent action from the federal government to treat vaping like smoking.

The organizations are asking for an interim order to curb the marketing of vaping products, restrict the flavours available and regulate nicotine levels.

The groups say waiting any longer for regulations would only increase risk to Canadians, and they are asking for federal parties to commit to issuing an interim order within 60 days of forming government this fall.

The group of health organizations includes the Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian Medical Association, Canadian Lung Association, Coalition quebecoise pour le controle du tabac, Heart & Stroke, Ontario Campaign for Action on Tobacco and Physicians for a Smoke-Free Canada.

The call comes after a the announcement of a serious vaping-related illness in London, Ont., as well as hundreds of cases in the United States, including seven deaths.

A survey done for Health Canada and published this year found that one-fifth of high school students report using vaping products, as are one-seventh of children aged 13 and 14.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 19, 2019.

The Canadian Press

2 COMMENTS

  1. Vaping and (I can’t stress this enough) synthetic THC cartomizers are 𝗡𝗢𝗧 the same, they are literally only synonymous in delivery method.

    This unfortunate 𝗙𝗔𝗖𝗧 is often dismissed entirely by an alarmingly growing number of devious untrustworthy media entities that lack the journalistic integrity to deliver real information by delivering obscure and embellished false/irrelevant information. The innocent (and less than research savvy public) are left to ingest half truths and smoke/mirror tactics to fuel political and corporate agendas.

    The true price here? 𝗟𝗶𝘃𝗲𝘀. Innocent and completely savable lives that rely on a safer alternative (vaping) to kick the 4000+ chemicals they ingest smoking analog tobacco.

    𝗔𝗟𝗟 3 of the deaths in the US involving e-cigarettes were THC pens/pods with Vitamin E-acetate. Vitamin E acetate is THE main focus right now in regards to vaping harm research.

    Also – these pods seem to be either counterfeit or sub-standard; industry standard THC/CBD vaporizers do not seem affected at this time.

    Furthermore with cannabis, there are a variety of THC extraction methods. Many manufacturers using shit like *butane* and other things you definitely don’t want to be inhaling. In theory, the solvents are removed, but NEVER completely 100%.

    You can pay more for oil that’s extracted using liquefied CO2. If you’re going to inhale a solvent, why not as a manufacturer, go for the safer solvent? Since, unlike hydrocarbons, our body is already constantly producing it and passing it through our lungs anyway.

    If you vape ANY kind of OIL, you WILL end up with lipid pneumonia EVENTUALLY. Every single ecig forum with a DIY section have users of vaping products vehemently advising users to NEVER, EVER use flavorings suspended in oil base.

    No reputable and caring vape manufacturer will touch oil with a ten foot pole, and rightfully so. They actually CARE about their customers.

    PEOPLE we have GOT to wake up. The media is NOT journalistically responsible. They WILL purposely deceive us and take advantage of click bait and fan-the-flames controversial topics to increase traffic and material consumption.

    – from a caring and desperate vaper of 6 years with ZERO related health problems. I stand strongly by these products for harm reduction. I hope and pray you all take the few minutes it requires to find true and honest information regarding vaping and it’s safety.

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    AIR test:
    http://tobaccoanalysis.blogspot.com/…/vape-shop-air-samplin…

    Vaping is at least 97% SAFER:
    https://www.nhs.uk/…/long-term-vaping-far-safer-than-smoki…/

    Nicotine is no worse than caffeine:
    https://news.sky.com/…/nicotine-no-worse-than-cup-of-coffee…

    THC Pen Tests:
    http://dabconnection.com/oil-pen-tests

    Vaping has no long term health effects:
    https://www.usnews.com/…/new-vaping-report-shows-there-are-…

  2. After failed attempts of going THE WRONG WAY with the health issue at hand, maybe make it illegal to Vape, and smoke ANYTHING in or on public areas and land. If people want to kill themselves by smoking cigarettes or whatever else they do, and vaping, force them to do it in their own home, then apply the same rule for those who have young children, if you smoke or vape in the same confined space as the child (building or vehicle), have them charged with child endangerment. I don’t know about the rest of the non smokers, but I’m tired of having to hold my breath when walking by smokers, especially those who ignore the 50 foot rule preventing them from smoking within 50 feet of a public entrance. Then there is the cigarette butts. It is absolutely not acceptable to just litter the ground with your unwanted cigarette butts. Especially those who “flick” their buts out the window while driving. In case you weren’t aware, that’s call littering and is illegal. I think smokers are the most irresponsible people. They couldn’t care less about the environment and the health of others around them, for what, because they think it makes them look cool? Give me a break.

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