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 […]

Health Canada pressuring credit services to stop online sales of e-cigarettes from Canadian sources

While Health Canada recommends that Canadians stop smoking it also recommends that Canadians stop vaping. In regards to the first is written: “To date, over 4,000 chemicals, comprising a combination of gases, liquids and breathable particles, have been identified in tobacco smoke. Of the 4000 chemicals, more than 70 chemicals are known to cause, initiate […]

Tobacco Control study finds e-cigarettes as safe as medicinal nicotine inhaler

A new study  Levels of selected carcinogens and toxicants in vapour from electronic cigarettes from the journal Tobacco Control concludes that substituting tobacco cigarettes with e-cigarettes may substantially reduce exposure to selected tobacco-specific toxicants. E-cigarettes as a harm reduction strategy among smokers unwilling to quit, warrants further study. Strong words considering the source but still I […]

Health Canada takes on the anti-tobacco industry

At a strongly attended press conference today, Health Canada unveiled the new warning labels to be posted in the foyers of all anti-tobacco organizations and the requirements that these labels be prominently posted in all their advertisements and websites. The new Minister of Health, Shauna Whyte, took this high-profile step to signal a break with […]