The Progressive Conservatives from Nova Scotia are introducing a bill to ban vaping for anyone under 19 across Nova Scotia.
“We know there’s a lot of health risks associated to vaping and we know that too many young people are vaping, so this is a matter of public interest and something that should be discussed before legislature,” states Tim Houston, the leader of Nova Scotia’s Progressive Conservative Party.
The PC’s will also include in the bill a ban of flavoured e-liquids and require a review of the legislation in 5 years. “When you talk about the flavours, they’re something that attract the youth in many ways and we need to address that,” Houston says.
Dr. Mohammed Al-Hamdani, Director of Health Initiatives for the Lung Association of Nova Scotia states he, “strongly recommends flavour bans and more stringent advertising restrictions on vaping products.“
While Canada Vapes agrees that all provinces need to restrict vaping to adults only, we disagree that banning flavours will have significant impact on the reduction of youth vaping in Canada. We also argue that it is the adult vapers that prefer the flavoured e-liquids, and banning flavouring would reduce the effectiveness of vaping for current adult smokers.
If you feel the same way, and want to show your support for adult vaping in Canada, we suggest you reach out to the PC party in Nova Scotia and let your voice be heard. A conversation about being an adult vaper who was able to quit smoking; and one that needs flavours in your e-liquid for them to be effective would go a long way!
You can contact the PC Nova Scotia Party Here:
Phone: (902) 429-9470
Fax: (902) 423-2465
Toll-Free: 1-800-595-TORY (8679)
1003 – 1660 Hollis Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia
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