TORONTO, Nov. 24, 2014 /CNW/ - Ontario health professionals, users and vape vendors reject new Ontario e-Cigarette restrictions. Many express disappointment at the provincial government's surprise decision which excluded public consultation and contradicts previous statement made by premiere Kathleen Wynne.
"Treating e-cigarettes the same as tobacco sends a dangerous message of equivalence and only aids big tobacco and disincentivizes smokers considering a switch," says Dr. Gopal Bhatnagar, co-founder and chief medical advisor of 180 Smoke, adding "There needs to be a social and financial advantage to make the switch. It's the cheapest promotion of public health policy available."
No jurisdiction allowing e-cigs has seen a rise in youth smoking rates, in fact, in countries where e-cigs have been available for years there has been a reduction in youth smoking. Unreasonable restrictions will drive manufacturers underground and pose a jeopardy to the public, vendors and users alike reject indoor bans that are based on hearsay while ignoring available air quality studies.
SOURCE: 180 Smoke LLC
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