Liberals to regulate vaping to help young people stay away from addiction

September 28, 2016 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ News

The move comes after several Canadian provinces have already passed different laws banning the sale of e-cigarettes & related

articles (vapes, tanks, mods, eliquids) to minors and the use of these vaping products in public places.

Health Canada said this move will even out the need to protect young people from being addicted to nicotine while allowing adult smokers & ex smokers to buy vaping products and e-cigarettes legally to help them quit or reduce their smoking habit.

It is obvious, the use of vapes has exploded in popularity in recent years. This popularity is mainly due to how easy it has become to quit smoking using the vaping alternative, compared to the traditional methods such as gums, patches, cold turkey quitting, etc.

The government says an estimated 87,000 Canadians, will become daily smokers this year.

A study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal found 10% of 9 graders in an Ontario region reported trying vaping, saying e-cigs are “fun” and “cool”. Young people have a young spirit and will experiment with harmful substances (alcohol, cigarettes, drugs), at least for the major part. In a perfect world, our kids will never touch anything that might cause them any sort of harm in a short or long run. In reality, would you rather have your kids experimenting with cigarettes or vaping?

Current vapers say (speaking from experience) adults can use them to quit smoking completely as they can gradually reduce the amount of nicotine in the eliquid, and that basic regulation is needed to protect consumers against different potentially risky ingredients that may be in unregulated e-juices.

Rob Cunningham from Canadian Cancer Society called the announcement encouraging, however it is too broad to understand exactly what our Canadian government plans on doing.

“We need to modernize legislation,” he said. “There’s lots of gaps, lots of holes. We have a real opportunity to do things right.”

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