Nova Scotia Proposes province wide e-cigarette legislation
The new proposed legislation will proses aggressive restrictions against electronic cigarettes province-wide. These potential relations would include:
- Restrictions of selling e-cigarettes to those 19+
- No displaying e-cigarettes on stores
- No advertising e-cigarettes
- Ban the use of e-cigarettes indoors
- Ban any ‘flavorings’ added to e-liquid, except menthol
Health Minister Leo Glavine stated that the government wants to change the definition of smoke to include water pipes and vapour from e-cigarettes. He stated that steps are needed to address emerging evidence that e-cigarettes pose a health risk, especially to young people. What this evidence is was not clearly defined. There are at least 200 studies showing e-cigarettes as successful harm reduction products.
Those opposed, including imperial tobacco state that the province of Nova Scotia is making a ‘big mistake’ by regulating e-cigarettes lumped together with tobacco cigarettes.
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We need e-cigarette users from Across Canada to ban together in an attempt to let our government know that we do not want our choices away from us. Banning flavoured e-liquid would effectively reduce the choices for Nova Scotia vapers to no flavour and menthol.
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