CASAA asking for your harm reduction stories

(Text from CASAA) Are you fed up with the claim that “there is no evidence” that e-cigarettes, snus, or other low-risk tobacco/nicotine products help people quit smoking?  We are, too.  It is obviously wrong, since every individual story of how e-cigarettes helped someone quit smoking (especially after many failed attempts using other methods) is such […]

Dr. Oz must now be specializing in auto-proctology since he has his head up his ass when it comes to e-cigarettes

Given how many bad knockoff articles in papers about vaping surface every few days I have been ignoring them but I just had to say something about this one because there are a lot of people who take Oprah’s former court physician Mehmet Oz as a source of wisdom. Oz has attracted some negative attention […]

Is Health Canada really this corrupt? This misguided? Both?

A tip of the hat to Tom for sending me the links to the following information regarding the lawsuit between Zen Cigarette (formerly located in Montreal) and Health Canada. First of all from the Zen site and its president Vincent Deblois: A year ago, following the publication of Journal de Montréal’s article exposing our troubles […]

Increase e-cig presence in Canada by keeping it local

image from Addicting Info Though this might seem like a little conflict of interest given that I work with ECTA its not really since 1. I have always supported buying local and 2. I advocate sourcing e-cigs and vaping supplies locally whether or not ECTA members are involved. It seems to me that when you […]

Why does the Canadian Lung Organization get it so wrong when it comes to nicotine?

Its not that unusual for an organization that promotes health to do a lot of good but still abandon all its standards when it comes to anything to do with nicotine or tobacco.  Case in point – the Canadian Lung Association. I recently commented on a welcome reconsideration of a ludicrous position statement on e-cigarettes […]