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In its 2021 Budget the Government of Canada proposed a new framework for taxing vaping products.

We fundamentally believe that putting more restrictions of vaping products will be detrimental to the health of adult Canadian smokers and to the health of current vapers who may return to smoking if they cannot find a product that meets their needs. This includes affordability.

FLAVOUR BANS WILL DRIVE MILLIONS OF VAPERS BACK TO SMOKING

Toronto, Ontario – June 18, 2021 – Canadian vapers and smokers have been abandoned by the federal government. The new proposed regulations that will ban all flavoured vapour products will make these products less appealing to smokers looking for a reduced harm alternative to smoking and drive current vapers back to smoking.
June 11, 2021

Another Nail In The Coffin For Vapers In New Brunswick

Rights4Vapers, Canada’s leading vapers’ advocacy group is dismayed that Bill 17, which bans the sale of all flavoured vapour products in New Brunswick, has passed the third reading.

May 30, 2021

Canadian Vapers unite for World Vape Day.

Despite ongoing threats of flavour bans, nico5ne limits and increased taxes as well as a persistent misinforma5on campaign, Canadian vapers are undeterred in their fight to ensure that vapour products remain available, accessible and affordable from coast-to-coast.

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May 28, 2021

Rights4Vapers Teams with Regulatorwatch.com for World Vape Day

On Sunday May 30, Rights4Vapers, Canada’s largest vapers’ advocacy group, and RegulatorWatch.com will broadcast three hours of vaping information and interviews with some of the most respected voices in the vaping world in celebration of World Vape Day.

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Apr 28, 2021 - CBC

N.W.T. divided on regulating vape flavours, public consultation shows

Residents of the Northwest Territories are divided when it comes to banning certain flavours of vapes, a recent public consultation by the territory’s Health Department shows. A report on the consultation released Tuesday shows that 51 per cent of more than 500 respondents opposed the development of new regulations to limit the number of flavoured “vapour products.”

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March 1, 2021 - Muskoka 411

Some Canadians Tell Health Canada To Stop Unnecessary Vaping Regulations

Rights4Vapers delivered 1,988 letters to Health Canada from vapers and supporters across the country who are opposed to Health Canada’s latest attempt to restrict the options for vapers by capping the nicotine content in these life saving products at 20 mg/mL.

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Nov. 24, 2020 - Hamilton Spectator

It’s time to make room for vaping in the harm reduction tent

It’s taken a long time but when it comes to drug and alcohol addiction, the concept of harm reduction is increasingly accepted as both humane and an effective approach to addressing addiction by public health authorities and the general public.

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Apr 13, 2021

Rights4Vapers is Disappointed in Juul's Decision to Abandon Adult Vapers

Juul Labs Canada has put its bottom line and relationship with the federal government ahead of the needs of its consumers by pulling out of the Vaping Industry Trade Association of Canada (VITA) and abandoning the fight to maintain a wide variety of flavours for adult vapers.

Feb 26, 2021

Almost 2,000 Canadians Tell Health Canada: Stop Unnecessary Vaping Regulations

Today Rights4Vapers delivered 1,988 letters to Health Canada from vapers and supporters across the country who are opposed to Health Canada’s latest attempt to restrict the options for vapers by capping the nicotine content in these life saving products at 20 mg/mL.

Mar 17, 2021

Who Speaks For Smokers?

Today the Government of Canada released its 2020 Canadian Tobacco and Nicotine Survey. The results show that while the attention of regulators, politicians and the anti-nicotine activists has been on creating a manufactured vaping ‘epidemic’, older Canadians continue to smoke and look to vaping as a means of quitting.

Oct 25, 2020

Advertising Ban Leaves Adult Smokers In The Dark On Facts About Vaping

Moving adult smokers away from cigarettes to vaping products should be one of Ontario’s public health goals. However, the recently announced ban on e-cigarette advertising at retail will limit adult smokers’ ability to learn about alternative nicotine products.

Jul 20, 2020

R4V Worries About the Adult Smoker in BC

Rights4Vapers.com, the country’s leading vaping consumer rights organization, is discouraged and dismayed by the introduction of BC’s new vaping regulations. “As the voice of Canadian adult vapers, we have to ask why would B.C. chose to limit the access and range of vaping products available to adult smokers who want a better alternative to cigarettes?” said Sherwin Edwards, advocate with Rights4Vapers.com.

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Feb 15, 2020

From Coast to Coast, Canadian Vapers Rally to Denounce Provincial Vaping Regulations

Flavour bans, nicotine caps and restrictions at retail infringe on adult smokers’ rights under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, says Canada’s leading vaping consumers rights organization Rights4Vapers. These extreme restrictions put life-saving alternatives out of immediate reach and, perhaps worse, make them unappealing to adult smokers.

Nov 14, 2019

BC's Proposed Regulations Will Limit Choices for Adults Using Vaping as a Harm Reduction Tool to Quit Smoking

Rights4Vapers.com, the country’s leading vaping consumer rights organization, is discouraged and dismayed by the B.C. government’s proposed vaping regulations.

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Oct 02, 2019

Rights 4 Vapers Responds to Proposed Changes to Nova Scotia's Tobacco Access Act

Canada’s leading vapers’ rights association, Rights 4 Vapers, today responded to proposed changes by Nova Scotia Progressive Conservative leader Tim Houston to Nova Scotia’s Tobacco Access Act.

Sep 16, 2019

Smokers' Rights to Know about Less Harmful Alternatives Undermined by Provincial Governments

According to Research Co.’s survey for the Canadian Association of Consumers, only 25 percent of smokers who sought advice from a physician on how to quit had vaping mentioned as an option and referenced as a potential harm reduction tool. Only 33 percent of smokers surveyed believed the products were less harmful than tobacco.

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JULY 17, 2019 - The Hill Times

Governments must find optimal balance in regulating vaping

Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor recently launched consultations on proposed measures that seek to strengthen requirements for labelling and packaging vaping products. The government already has measures in place to restrict advertising that appeals to youth.

Jun 28, 2019 - Vancouver Sun

Chris Lalonde: Governments must find optimal regulatory balance with vaping

Across Canada, underage youth are legally restricted from purchasing alcohol, marijuana, cigarettes and vapes. But according to recently released survey data, they are using them anyway. The media headlines say it all. A recent report in the British Medical Journal shows that Canada has experienced a “massive,” “staggering,” and “whopping” increase in teen vaping. Among 16- to 19-year-olds, last-30-days vaping use increased 74 per cent between 2017 and 2018.

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Jan 31, 2018

Medical experts offered to debate Canada’s anti-vaping groups — but they all refused

Last week was National Non-Smoking Week, so why weren’t health groups doing all they could to help smokers quit? Why wouldn’t they even show up to debate the best ways to get people to stop smoking? That is what happened in Ottawa last week when a panel was convened to discuss vaping as an alternative for those unable or unwilling to quit smoking.

July 10, 2019

Edmonton Police Service Action Undercuts the Intention of Federal Government Vaping Regulations

Last week the Edmonton Police Service (EPS) spoke to media about its partnership with the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Nursing and their plan to tackle youth vaping. While everyone agrees that youth shouldn’t vape, the EPS’ approach to keep vaping products out of the hands of youth by taking vaping products off the shelves altogether is being met with resistance by those concerned with the impact that smoking has on public health.

Juin 21, 2019

Rights 4 Vapers réagit à une étude montrant une augmentation du vapotage chez les jeunes au Canada

Partout au Canada, la loi interdit aux personnes mineures d’acheter de l’alcool, du cannabis, des cigarettes et des produits de vapotage. Mais selon des données récemment dévoilées dans une étude publiée hier dans le British Medical Journal (BMJ), elles en consomment malgré tout.

May 31, 2019

Flavours and High Nicotine Strengths Needed for Vaping Products to Reach Their Full Potential

On World No Tobacco Day, the vast majority of Canadian vapers can celebrate their decision to quit tobacco. However, a recent consultation by Health Canada suggests that they are considering an additional prohibition of flavours and the introduction of a ceiling on nicotine which would make vaping products less appealing to adult smokers who are trying to quit or quitters who remain smoke free by vaping.

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