Toronto board of health to review a ban on electronic cigarettes

Toronto Board of Health meeting to discuss banning electronic cigarettes

The Toronto board of heath is meeting on Monday to discuss a possible municipal ban on electronic cigarettes, categorizing them the same way as traditional cigarettes.  This would mean that there would be no vaping or use of electronic cigarettes in public parks, in any bars or restaurants, or anywhere that traditional tobacco cigarettes are banned across the greater Toronto area.


Furthermore, the Toronto board of health will review a suggestion to prohibit the sale of flavoured e-cigarette products and ban e-cigarette displays in stores.

The Toronto board of health also wants to look at banning the use of electronic cigarettes in the workplace, as well as at the Toronto School boards, universities, and colleges, and Toronto hospitals, encouraging them to prohibit the use of electronic cigarettes both indoor and outdoor on their properties.  They will also be contacting the Ontario Restaurant Hotel and Motel association, and Toronto Association of business improvement areas suggesting they implement similar practices.  Finally, they will be suggesting this to the Parks and Environment committee.

The reason or justification for these potential actions are twofold.

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First, they are suggesting that there is not enough stu on the risk of second hand vapor.  They are citing possible health risks associated with second hand vapor.

Secondly, they are stating that there could be an acceptance of this as a gateway to tobacco cigarettes, and a ‘normalization of smoking’ again, after many years of struggling to make tobacco cigarettes obsolete.

I believe they are missing the big picture, which is the overwhelming positive results already taking place by ex-tobacco smokers who have successfully transitioned to electronic cigarettes, and are experiencing success beyond their wildest dreams.  They have never suggested that mint flavoured Nicolette gum could potentially be a gateway to tobacco cigarettes, and in my opinion, electronic cigarettes are very different from tobacco cigarettes.  This is why so many ex-smokers who turn to electronic cigarettes will, almost without exception, state that when they go back and have a tobacco cigarette, it tastes and feels nothing like an electronic cigarette, and they no longer like the taste and feel of the tobacco cigarette.

Toronto Board of Health meeting to discuss banning electronic cigarettes

Furthermore, I find it interesting that they are implying that scientific evidence states that e-cigs could be a gateway to tobacco cigarettes, of which there is no evidence to support this, and in the same breath using a lack of “Scientific evidence” regarding second hand vapor as a reason to ban e-cigs.  This is governmental heresy its finest.

For my last rant, I would state that it would be a much better use of time for our government to work on regulating the manufacturing of these products, instead of creating a ban based on zero scientific evidence.  Requiring labels, child proof lids, warnings, and information to be used by all vendors of e-cigarettes would be a much better potential governmental ruling vs. pulling them off shelves and banning them publicly.


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5 thoughts on “Toronto board of health to review a ban on electronic cigarettes

  1. Shawn

    ROFL..what a bunch of arse holes..As we all know that the government is so stupid and they think that we are too..LMAO..it’s all about them..Here they are,putting stuff on cigarette packages(pics,and what not) trying to get people to quit smoking,raising the price of tobacco,yet when we(smokers) are quitting or trying to quit and using other alternatives, they come up with the negative effects of vapors.. I can keep on going but I am too pissed to do so..When does this crap stop…FGS..GIVE IT UP AND GROW UP!!!!:@

  2. sue

    I know the government are a bunch of assholes in Canada especially in Ontario… I will keep vaping until I feel I am comfortable without it…

  3. Karen Wilson

    The Ontario Government is very busy minding my business instead of their own. Get off the pot and get some real work done, fix the native issue, fix the sewer issues around Lake Erie, wonder if they have any idea what is going into the lake, due to no sewer systems. I think they are just ticked off about the lack of Tabaco Tax. They are trying to treat ecigs like they are Tabaco wait for the tax they try to put on them in the near future. MIND YOUR BUSINESS AND LAY OFF MINE

  4. Marion

    some say If I can’t vape then I will likely go back to smoking which is just what the cigarette company’s want and I think the loss of taxes the government collects from cigs is also a factor don’t give in don’t let them kill you for money. There is no proof that second hand vapor is harmful as a matter of fact there is more compelling evidence to the contrary. If they want to make the world toxin free in the parts per billion level they have their work cut out for themselves and will have to give up a lot. so I guess they should ban things like ice cream or water as both can be harmful to your health and while they are at it lets ban some of the more hazardous ones like alcohol, canned tuna, gasoline, cars (not electric cars) Teflon, Gluten and breathing LOL. So control Nicotine yeah right they are spreading it on our food I a form of pesticide.

    So far anyone I have met who vapes is doing it to quit smoking or instead of smoking at all. Smoking looks and smells bad vape does not as a matter of fact some of them taste and smell lovely. No fire hazard I never heard of anyone dying from vaping in bed. No tar or carbon and all the other crap in cigs. I know kids try smoking it’s a fact of life and we can try to control that but so far nothing has stopped them except for ecigs as an option and the kids see it as cool most do not use the nicotine type having never smoked. This is not going to go away it is going to keep getting more and more popular and if it goes underground I guess I will be a closet user because I have no intention to go back to the smoke!

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