Health Canada and The Tobacco and Vaping Products Act, a vapours tale...

Health Canada and The Tobacco and Vaping Products Act, a vapours tale...

Posted by Your friendly neighbourhood vape educator on 2018 Aug 1st

In accordance with the new federal vaping legislation that became law on May 23rd of this year, Health Canada has released a information package (click here to read) that includes there stance on vaping as a cigarette replaement. Statements such as "Completely replacing cigarette smoking with a vaping product will reduce your exposure to harmful chemicals." show there support for vaping as a low risk alternative to smoking.

Some highlights from the article:

-Vaping is less harmful than smoking. Many of the toxic and cancer-causing chemicals in tobacco and the tobacco smoke form when tobacco is burned.

-Vaping products do not contain tobacco and do not involve burning or produce smoke. Except for nicotine, vaping products typically only contain a fraction of the 7,000 chemicals found in tobacco or tobacco smoke, and at lower levels.

-Switching from tobacco cigarettes to vaping products will reduce a person's exposure to many toxic and cancer-causing chemicals.

-As a step towards quitting cigarettes, many smokers may go through a transition period when they use both cigarettes and vaping products. Studies have shown short-term general health improvements in those who have completely switched from smoking cigarettes to vaping products.

This is a great resource to assist in answering many questions you may have on vaping. Feel free to stop by the shop with any further questions!