Canadian Lung Association: Are You Kidding Me?

In a press release put out by the Canadian Lung Association named “Don’t Be Fooled By E-Cigarettes!”, they make arguments against smokers in Canada trying electronic cigarettes.  Here is a look at what claims they make: 1. “People who use e-cigarettes inhale unknown, unregulated and potentially harmful substances into their lungs,” First, let’s point out that […]

Will The FDA Rules For E-Cigarette Effect Canada?

If you follow the new in the electronic cigarette world, you know that the FDA has been hesitant, to put it nicely, about the e-cigarette. They have attempted to block it’s market categorization of a tobacco product, unsuccessfully.  They have attempted to deter smokers from using it using their own brand of science….with partial success. […]

Reasons Why Health Canada Doesn’t Like E-Cigarettes

Here are our top reasons why we believe Health Canada has banned electronic cigarettes with nicotine and won’t let any companies claim e-cigarettes help smokers quit smoking.  Please note these are made up and suppose to be funny.  In no way has Health Canada indicated that any of the below reasons are factual…..although that doesn’t […]

Former Smoker Wants End To E-Cigarette Ban In Canada

Russell Daikens is not alone.  He wants Health Canada to end it’s ban on electronic cigarettes that contain nicotine.  He smoked for 50 years at two packs per day.  Quick math tells us he smoked about 730,000 tobacco cigarettes over this period….and that is at 20 cigarettes per pack, while many come in 25.  But […]

Is Health Canada Contradicting Itself?

Since 2009 Health Canada has placed a ban on marketing or selling e-cigarettes with nicotine.  Their stance is they need market authorization in the same way a nicotine patch or gum needs authorization within Canada.  As we mentioned in the past, non-nicotine electronic cigarettes are fine, since they do not contain any substances that warrant […]

Can Electronic Cigarettes Save All Canadians Money?

The debate over tobacco use, tobacco taxation, and the health care costs associated with tobacco use in Canada has always been heated.  Smokers generally take the position that it is a private activity and they should have the freedom to partake.  They also argue that the money they spend on cigarettes, which about 63% to […]

Agree, End The Ban On Nicotine E-Cigarettes In Canada

In a comment article printed in the National Post at the end of last year, Jesse Kline makes the argument for ending the ban in Canada on electronic cigarettes that contain nicotine.  While I fully agree the ban is not in the best interest of the health of Canadians, there are a few issues with […]

E-Cigarette Controversy

European Society of Cardiology: Electronic cigarettes do not damage the heart http://www.trust.org/alertnet/news/greek-study-finds-e-cigarettes-no-threat-to-heart/ http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-08-25/e-cigarettes-pose-no-risk-of-heart-disease-study-finds http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=poOP9skjaxM (5/17/12 interview/presentation by Dr. Konstantinos Farsalinos) Hayden McRobbie presents on e-cigarettes at the 2012 UK National Smoking Cessation Conference http://www.uknscc.org/uknscc2012_presentation_108.php?show=archive Gizmodo: The Best E-Cigarette http://gizmodo.com/5936968/the-best-e+cigarette#13457600338433 Brad Rodu: E-Cigarettes Awareness and Use http://rodutobaccotruth.blogspot.com/2012/08/e-cigarettes-awareness-and-use_22.html Mike Siegel: Electronic Cigarette Opponents Now Making Up, Not Just Lying About […]

Anti-Smoking Laws and Electronic Cigarettes

Some States within the US are currently creating and discussing laws regarding the use of electronic cigarettes in public places.  These usage bans on e-cigarettes are generally lumped in with bans on smoking tobacco cigarettes in workplaces, bars, and potentially any public places.  As of yet, Canada has not proposed any laws regarding the use […]