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The science has been around for years

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Government of Canada

The Tobacco and Vaping Products Act (TVPA) became law on May 23, 2018.

Findings

Information from credible sources.

‘Nicotine without Smoke’

This 200 page report on vaping science was authored by the Royal College of Physicians. You can find it on our Links page.

Direct Quotes

Statements from professionals or information quoted from credible sources.

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Basic vaping info

Basic vaping information

These are the facts on vaping

This 30 second video explains the  epidemic that is related to vaping.

Learn how vaping compares to smoking in this two minute video.

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Smoking

Smoking is the most preventable cause of disease and death in North America. Once hooked, smokers have a very small success rate at quitting.

Tobacco harm reduction

Everyday we practice harm reduction such as using a seat belt to prevent injury. We still take a risk by getting into a vehicle but we lower the chances of negative outcomes.

Smoking cessation

If smokers quit, they stop inhaling all of the chemicals that will give them diseases. Cigarettes are the most harmful source of nicotine.

Nicotine

Nicotine is so safe that anyone, including a minor, can purchase nicotine products at the drug store.

Outcomes

There is plenty of data on what happens to a smoker when they switch to vaping.

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Youth Shareables

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The FULL story on youth and vaping

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Youth and vaping

The most pervasive tactic to turn the public against harm reduction is to use children. Fear-based false narratives omit important information, convey information out of context and manipulate our desire to protect children with inflammatory and misleading comments. Please go to our Adolescents and Adult Activities page to look at this subject in depth.

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EVALI

Vaping and lung injuries (EVALI)

In 2019, a sudden outbreak of severe lung injuries, some causing death, occurred in North America, mainly the USA. The lung injury was named EVALI (e-cigarette or vaping product use-associated lung injury) by the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Vitamin E acetate was identified as the additive in illegal THC cartridges that caused the injuries. Health-related authority and nonprofits as well as mainstream media conflated two distinctively different activities: THC cartridge vaping and nicotine eliquid vaping. The result was a misinformed public and health community.

Two travesties occurred. First, failing to adequately warn cannabis users caused unnecessary injury. Second, implying that eliquid was causing lung injuries drove thousands of vapers back to the most lethal form of nicotine: tobacco cigarettes.

Section 1

What happened

Explore the events of the outbreak: the investigation, identifying the cause and how it was resolved.

Section 2

What went wrong

Health-related nonprofits and authority utilized media to spread fear about vaping. Their narrative omitted that EVALI was not caused from nicotine eliquid. 

Section 3

Government & THC cartridges revenue

Health Canada approved the sale of THC cartridges during the outbreak. Their position on the lung injuries contradicts the science and data from the USA.

Section 4

Ethical experts tried to warn you

The UK reviewed the science on vaping around 2014: before the false narratives got to them. They stand alone in being fully informed on and benefiting their citizens with tobacco harm reduction.

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Anti-harm reduction

Anti-harm reduction advocates

People and agencies are spreading misinformation about vaping

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Anti-harm reduction advocates

There are many health professionals, health-related nonprofits, politicians and health authorities that are repeating the false narratives. Their recommendations clearly indicate a demand to make tobacco harm reduction unattractive to smokers by banning flavours, taxing vaping, banning nicotine levels that help heavy smokers, and other strategies.

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