Open Letter to Senate of Canada

Posted by The Vapemate Team on 3/7/2017 to Industry
Today we sent off a few letters to our Canadian Senators, hoping to get some answers and clarifications on Senate Bill S-5, An Act to amend the Tobacco Act and the Non-smokers’ Health Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, which was introduced for first reading on November 22nd, 2016.

We wanted to share the contents of one in hopes that it might provide you with some ideas or insight to your own actions and communication with our legislator. This bill IS going to pass through the Senate, House of Commons and eventually get Royal Assent. It's up to us and the Legislators to ensure that it is the best that it can possibly be by the time the regulations roll out.

Here is out initial letter...

Senate Bill S-5, a prelude to prohibition

Posted by The Vapemate Team on 3/5/2017 to Industry
Senate Bill S-5, a prelude to prohibition
 Call to ACTION for Canadian Vapers and Smokers

In Canada, Senate Bill S-5, An Act to amend the Tobacco Act and the Non-smokers’ Health Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts was introduced for first reading on November 22nd, 2016.

This Bill has many points of significant concern and potentially catastrophic ramifications for not only the industry but to you and your rights to vaping products and harm reduction as a Canadian citizen. When the bill was first released, there were a few items of potential concern but after a Legal Assessment of the bill it became quite clear that the legislators do not understand the purpose of vaping products and they are giving themselves the ability to regulate vaping right out of existence.

The short of the long is… If this bill were to pass today, regulations placed in the hands of the wrong people could result in a complete shutdown of the independent industry and the only remaining player would be Big Tobacco. Thousands of jobs will be lost and 40,000 Canadians will continue to die from smoking related illnesses, every year.

We must ALLTAKE ACTION and take it NOW!

We need to educate the legislators about vaping products and explain the ramifications of what this bill is proposing. We don't care HOW or WHAT you do, just please help do "something" or the future of vaping in Canada is looking very bleak. This article contains some ideas and methods that you can use to help make that happen.

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