Call to Action - NS Bill 60

Posted by The VapeMate Team on 10/27/2014 to Industry

-= CALL TO ACTION =-

-= YOUR HELP IS NEEDED =-

THIS WILL AFFECT EVERYONE

(INCLUDING YOU)

Nova Scotia Bill 60 Amendments

This is a call to action that WILL affect our future in Electronic Cigarettes, Vaping in general and your access to these products.

The Nova Scotia Health Minister, Leo Glavine has introduced an Amendments to Tobacco Legislation in Bill 60. Details can be found here: http://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20141024003

Effectively, these amendments would treat Electronic Cigarettes as Tobacco in virtually all aspects. No more vaping in public, no more visible products, no more flavours and no more vaping in vape shops.

If these amendments pass, this will set the standard for the entire country. Also, of special note, during the HESA Meeting No. 37 in the House of Commons last Tuesday (Oct 21st),Hillary Geller (Assistant Deputy Minister, Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch, Health Canada) specifically said that they were working closely with Nova Scotia to establish regulation.

As such, this is clearly not just a Nova Scotia problem! What happens there, WILL propagate, if successful.

There is currently a petition on Change.org that, at a minimum, we are asking ALL Canadians to sign. Yes, we know, "another online petition" but this one is serious and has been confirmed that results will go directly to the Health Minister. Change.org is "cool like that."

For "Tweeters", this thread could use your input:
https://twitter.com/DHWNovaScotia/status/525625250848198656

Facebook users, please join the Tobacco Harm Reduction of Canada group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1467554123529765/

We encourage you ALL to PLEASE take action on the above items. Call your MLA's to talk to them about Electronic Cigarettes. Just tell them your story and it will make a huge impact.

To find your MLA's by Postal Code here:
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/compilations/houseofcommons/memberbypostalcode.aspx

If you have any questions or need us to help you find contacts for your area, please let us know and we will be happy to assist. The industry needs the help of every vaper if we wish to continue to have access to these products.

Thank you!
The VapeMate Team
(John, Char, Steve, Annie)

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