Call to Action - ON Bill 45

Posted by The VapeMate Team on 11/30/2014 to Industry

The Second Reading of Bill 45 has been scheduled for December 1, 2014: http://goo.gl/GcIXI5

It appears that bills will covered after 1:00p ET and stream live from Queens Park: http://goo.gl/Irjqub

Bill 45 News Release: http://goo.gl/mA4xif
Bill 45 Details: http://goo.gl/CEnrL7

At a high level, we have determined that the most significant impact on our industry includes (but is not limited to):

  • No Sales to Under 19 (one agreeable point)
  • No Displays of Electronic Cigarette hardware
  • No Displays of E-Liquid (with or without nicotine)
  • No Listing of flavours
  • No Showing consumers how to use or troubleshoot the devices
  • No Vaping in Vape Shops, thus no Vape Lounges
  • No Ontario Based Online Sales (Questionable but it is Display and Promotion)
  • No Indoor Vape Meets in Public Spaces (Even if private club, a paid venue or rented space)
  • No Vaping in vehicle with persons under 16 years old

It is very clear that they intend to push this bill through before the end of the session. It is absolutely critical that you contact your MPP, immediately by telephone and/or email and express your concerns. Your letter/email does not need to be long or loaded with information and links to studies. It should be simple and to the point about how it affects you, such as:

Dear Honourable [MPP],

My name is [your name] and I [your story of e-cigs]

When I look at Bill 45, Schedule 3, my [fear/concern] [state your thoughts]

[if you think this legislation will force you and/or others back to tobacco cigarettes, say it]

Sincerely,
[Your Signature Block]

If you are unsure about who you should contact, you can find your provincial representative information here: Ontario by Postal Code | All Other Provinces

Contacts of Interest for Bill 45:

Hon Dipika Damerla
Associate Minister, Ontario Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
(Parliament | Twitter | Facebook)
Hon Dr. Eric Hoskins
Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
(Parliament | Twitter | Facebook)
Hon Kathleen Wynne
Premier of Ontario
(Parliament | Twitter | Facebook)

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