CMA review proves e-cigarettes are most effective way to quit smoking

There have been a flurry of media with headlines such as E-cigs don’t help people butt out: Study and Heart Institute Review Confirms No Evidence of E-cigarettes Effectiveness for Cessation.  Though the message seems clear and direct there is no evidence presented –  no information given so that we might understand the basis for the statement, As presented […]

Canadian Cancer Society doesn’t get it that substituting vaping for smoking is no different than quitting smoking

The Canadian Cancer Society took the opportunity of ramping up the concerns raised by a fairly even-handed report issued by the Institut national de la santé publique du Québec on e-cigarette products being mislabeled. The report found varying levels of nicotine in supposedly nicotine free e-cigarettes. Now I am all for precise description of contents, […]

Safer than e-cigs?

Though I do wish to keep writing now and then about vaping and specifically issues relating to the Canadian experience I find myself uninspired to write when others have already adequately dealt with the latest news item or outrage. And I just cannot get all that excited about yet another popular article that gets it […]

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 […]

Breathing easier thanks to Canadian Lung Association or?

In the  recent article at the Globe and Mail: Could e-cigarettes save smokers’ lives? Some health advocates think so, Jennifer Miller of the Canadian Lung Association is quoted as saying: “I think we owe it to the five million Canadians who are addicted to tobacco products. If there’s a product out there that may have some […]