Open Letter to Hon. Dipika Damerla

Posted by The VapeMate Team on 12/15/2015 to Industry
An Open Letter regarding the pending regulations for Bill 45, Schedule 3 (Electronic Cigarettes Act 2015) direct to sponsor, Hon. Dipika Damerla, Associate Minister of Health and Long-Term Care ([email protected]) as well as:
We will provide updates here as and if we receive any response(s).
  • Jan 13th, 2016 - Response received from Minister Bill Walker.  We already knew his position as being positive toward Electronic Cigarettes and against Bill 45, Sch 3 (ECA).  The response was quite positive and started with: "Thank you for writing and pointing out the pitfalls of Bill 45. I share your concerns, and did voice them directly with Minister Damerla in meetings and in the Legislature during debate on her bill."  He also requested a copy of any response we may receive from the Associate Health Minister, which we will provide (if one ever comes). We thank him for his support!

From: VapeMate Team [mailto:[email protected]
Sent: December-15-15 6:09 PM
Subject: Bill 45, Sch 3 (ECA) and Regulations
Dear Honourable Ministers, and Members of Parliament,
I find myself writing to you today with regard to Bill 45, Schedule 3 (Electronic Cigarette Act).  I have gone through the regulations and from what I can see with the regulations, I along with many others, we have reason for concern.

We're Getting Screwed

Posted by The VapeMate Team on 12/2/2015 to General

You read it right. Vapers in Ontario are definitely getting screwed by our Liberal Government.

Let's review Bill 45, Schedule 3 (Electronic Cigarette Act 2015) [click here]
And the "New and Improved" Pending Regulations [click here]

We have been repeatedly lied to and I think we need to take a very real, hard second look a video that was done back in December 2014 (shortly after Bill 45 was first introduced). It depicts how the framework of Bill 45 reads (in the absence of regulations).

The Ontario Liberal Government needs to be called out on the floor, publicly in parliament.

Ontario Bill 45, Sch 3 Pending Regulations

Posted by The VapeMate Team on 12/2/2015 to General
URGENT - Call to Action

Hundreds of thousands of Canadians have quit smoking in the last few years with the aid of Electronic vaporizers. The government of Ontario has passed Bill 45 (Royal Assent on May 28, 2015) that effectively classifies these devices as a tobacco product. Vaping is NOT smoking. There is no smoke nor tobacco in a vape and the science is quickly catching up with the technology.

On January 1st regulations go into effect in Ontario that will harm the success of those wishing to make the switch from smoking to vaping. Retailers will no longer be allowed to have their customers test the products in store, which is essential to the success of each person quitting smoking. Vape retailers agree that the vaping industry needs regulations. They however believe that the regulations need to be based on fact and research and not hidden agendas. The Government of Ontario says that they want a smoke free Ontario but they have granted exemptions for big tobacco.

There will be a Rally held at Queen's Park on December 5th, 2015. PLEASE! We NEED your help!

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