Minister of Health
Dear Minister Aylward,
I have been reading news reports that state you are considering changes to vaping regulations in P.E.I. I am a vaper and I am worried.
Although any restrictions on vaping is troubling, I am most concerned about possible bans on flavoured vaping products. I am writing to you today to give you my perspective, as a consumer, of the impact these kinds of reactive regulatory proposals would have in real life.
I know that as a smoker, flavours are an essential reason to make the switch to a vapour product. If all e-cigarettes tasted like cigarettes, I’d have no reason to switch.
There are thousands of vapers in P.E.I. who have turned to e-cigarettes as a way to stop smoking or cut back. I, for one, understand that there are no health guarantees when it comes to vaping, but I do know that there are severe health problems associated with smoking. I am going with the science that has found that vaping is safer.
I hope that the Government of P.E.I. takes the reality of how flavours are used by adult vapers into consideration if it contemplates any kind of limits to vaping products. Please do not ignore those of us who have made a responsible and informed choice.
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