March 04, 2017

Vaping laws update: Feds guilty of overreach but provinces need to butt out too

Holly NicholasRebel Commentator

Thanks to a report from the Canadian Constitution Foundation analyzing vaping legislation in Canada, we know that the federal government receives a failing grade particularly for treating vaping the same as tobacco smoking, but how do the provinces stack up?

Last week, I reported on the CCF's recommendations for problematic legislation that treats vaping like tobacco smoking by not allowing minors to access products, not allowing product testing, in-store consultation, and restricting advertising that outlines the health benefits of vaping vs. smoking cigarettes.

Bill S5 was introduced into the Senate in November of 2016 and CCF report author Derek From points out that the bill will limit the right of Canadians to access testimonials and life saving scientific information.

It also disallows any products considered appealing to young people including confectionary, dessert, cannabis, soft or energy drink flavours, prohibits the sale of e-cigarettes to those under 18, prohibits in-store sampling and doesn’t allow any testimonials or endorsements including peer reviewed studies.

This is federal legislation, but what about provincially?

Watch my video to see how the provinces fare when it comes to overreaching vaping legislation.

From says, to protect the health of Canadians and preserve our Charter right to make medical decisions about our own bodies, governments must not unduly limit information about, or access to, harm reduction alternatives or regulate them out of the marketplace but this is exactly what the government is doing.

Bill S5’s purpose is to restrict e-cigarette devices and products in the same way that tobacco is regulated. That Bill is awaiting Royal Assent and will serve as cross Canada legislation.

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commented 2017-03-06 01:24:50 -0500
Bill Elder commented
“It has nothing to do with health or protecting youth or even the old stigma of regulating a sinful excess, it’s about establishing jurisdictional taxing authority – future tax grabs is the motive – please remember people, these are the most regressed degenerate forms of life on the planet – bureaucrats – like sharks whose sole purpose is to swim, eat and make little sharks, the bureaucrat taxes anything that swims walks or sits still, gobbles down tax revenue and poops out regulation.”

One slight addition to make your statement spot on Bill, add the word “Liberal” before the word “bureaucrats” so it reads “Liberal bureaucrats”.
commented 2017-03-05 09:13:04 -0500
All,
You are correct regarding the libturds hunger for excessive taxes, however…….
There is a darker more sinister purpose lurking here. You see vaping actually works, and I know several people that have kicked the habit so to speak.
Cancer Stick Taxes are a huge source of revenue for the Feds and the Provinces, better for the libturds to keep those taxes rolling in, as opposed to having people quit smoking through the use of an easy to use, fairly priced, easily accessible product.
This is why I constantly ask this question;
" Why are Liberals So Fucking Stupid "?
Especially when we know smoking related illness and treatments costs the Canadian Taxpayer billions across the country every year!
commented 2017-03-05 07:26:00 -0500
It’s All About Taxing For Sure.
Once the Feds get a 100% or more TAX on these E-Cigs all will be good. I hear Trudeau is trying to figure out how to Tax Sunlight. He’s not sure whether to go on Hrs Per Day or the Seasons. Charging more for Winter Months to Combat Global Warming and Climate Change might be the Easiest Sale.
It’s all about Your Safety, Climate Change and the Environment.
commented 2017-03-04 20:57:31 -0500
ELTON BRAUN;
Thanks for the information, I might just give it a try.
commented 2017-03-04 20:48:31 -0500
It has nothing to do with health or protecting youth or even the old stigma of regulating a sinful excess, it’s about establishing jurisdictional taxing authority – future tax grabs is the motive – please remember people, these are the most regressed degenerate forms of life on the planet – bureaucrats – like sharks whose sole purpose is to swim, eat and make little sharks, the bureaucrat taxes anything that swims walks or sits still, gobbles down tax revenue and poops out regulation.

We are at a cross roads in human evolution where we have out grown this micro-management regulating for the sake of expanding control as a prime objective of government.- it is retarding social development.
commented 2017-03-04 20:14:55 -0500
Keith Barnes-yes it’s the same thing. Tobacco has something like 300+ toxic chemicals in it whereas vape juice has only the nicotine and some flavouring. You can get several different straight tobacco flavours though. A 30 ml bottle costs me just under $20 (depending which shop) and lasts me almost 2weeks. Much cheaper than cigarettes. It takes a little to get used to but definitely relieves the craving plus it is nearly odourless so you don’t stink like an ashtray and you can smoke more easily indoors. It also comes in different nicotine levels 24 being the highest. There are many different types of devices but for around $40 or so you can get one that should last up to a year. They are all rechargeable. I encourage you to give it a try.
commented 2017-03-04 19:38:28 -0500
Vaping has magically created a problem that government feels they must take action, otherwise known as taxing us for it. Eventually, we’ll have to pay government to fart. Beans and beer will have a flatulence tax and I’m not even kidding!
commented 2017-03-04 18:38:47 -0500
I started smoking at 14 years old and am still smoking now at 78. An expensive hobby, these days. I must admit, I do not know what Vaping is, or E cigarettes, for that matter, are they the same thing?
commented 2017-03-04 17:43:12 -0500
I shamefully admit that I started smoking when I was 15 as all my closest friends did. After smoking for 45 yrs and acquiring advanced COPD (pulmonary disease), I managed to quit with vaping. I have no doubt I’m better off by far and thank the good Lord I’m still alive and never got lung cancer.
commented 2017-03-04 17:28:54 -0500
I’m so sick of this. How many times can facts be stated and fall on deaf ears? How many times dose it need to be pointed out, that the burden of proof dose not fall on us? I would make a video on vaping, but the information is already wide spread and overwhelming. It baffles and frustrates me that the government will come after us for “pretending” to smoke.
commented 2017-03-04 17:13:02 -0500
IF THE GOVERNMENTS WANTS TO SAVE OUR TAX DOLLARS JUST OUT LAW PAYMENTS TO THE SO CALLED REFUGEES THAT WOULD SAVE BILLIONS