According to foreign reports, recently, the electronic cigarette Association of Canada (CVA) announced that it would oppose any regulations it considers onerous.
CVA said in a press release that it has consistently advocated strong youth protection measures and recommended a balance between youth prevention and allowing adults access to injury reduction products.
Darryl tempest, executive director of CVA, said: "although CVA has always advocated taking reasonable measures to protect young people, policies that violate the right to integrity, personal security and freedom of speech will be challenged through appropriate legal channels. We tend to work with regulators to implement effective policies. However, if regulators choose to ignore data, the industry will challenge policies that are not conducive to public health. "
Provinces such as Ontario and British Columbia have taken adult injury reduction into account and implemented equity policies. However, it is reported that provinces such as Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island have failed to follow the science, endangering the health of thousands of smokers.
The Canadian Constitution Foundation found that banning flavoring e-cigarettes or limiting nicotine content may violate Article 7 of the Canadian Charter of rights and freedoms, which guarantees the right to life, freedom and personal safety, because the nicotine cap and restricting fragrance may make e-cigarette products a potential crime. For smokers, smoking cessation assistance is not so attractive or effective.
CVA said it would continue to provide regulators with tastes that support science, which are the driving force for adoption and the key to success. "Canadians have a constitutional right to products that reduce harm and reduce the health risks of traditional tobacco," the statement said. Judge Dumas, who heard the industry Sue bill 44, wrote that while the provisions take into account the well-being of non-smokers, they seem to forget about other groups, including smokers trying to quit smoking.
Although the Canadian Constitution Foundation warns governments, such actions as the ban on flavors may violate Canadian rights, "Nova Scotia continues to impose excessive taxes and a comprehensive ban on flavors." So Bill McEachern, the owner of the e-cigarette store, has launched a constitutional challenge, which will begin on January 25. CVA has given McEachern full support and will continue to support all challenges to harmful legislation.
"As a society, we often mistakenly view addiction as the result of our own actions. By treating nicotine addiction as an option, smokers are dehumanized and left behind by bad policies. Governments must recognize that in Canada, all citizens are equal under the Charter of rights and freedoms. Smoking policy must respect the rights of all citizens, because the lives of adult smokers depend entirely on it. "