MONTREAL--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In the spirit of a national, science-based conversation around vaping, Vaporus - a market leader in premium vaping products manufacturing and specialty vaping retailer in Quebec - is calling on the Federal government to regulate the sale of vaping products to eliminate the use of black market products and to ensure they do not fall into the hands of minors.
“It’s time for a rational conversation about vaping and the regulation of the industry,” said Alex Beaucage, Chief Operating Officer, Vaporus. “Vaping products are meant for adults and do not belong in convenience stores. The sale of e-liquids should be restricted to specialty stores with trained staff and compliant products to ensure that all laws and regulations are being upheld.”
“Worldwide, there are seven million tobacco-related deaths every year,” said Gérald J. Zagury, Professor at Polytechnique Montreal and an expert on exposure assessment to harmful chemicals. “Health Canada has recognized that completely replacing cigarette smoking with vaping reduces exposure to harmful chemicals. While it is not risk-free, a well-regulated vaping industry is less harmful than smoking. The people of Canada deserve to know this information.”
To that end, Vaporus group announced today it is taking legal action to invalidate a federal law outlawing the comparison with combustible tobacco products. The application has been filed to the Superior Court of Quebec.
Vaporus believes the ban prevents the public from understanding the findings of important scientific studies, some which are cited by Health Canada, that demonstrate that quality vaping products are significantly less harmful to people’s health than combustion-based tobacco products like cigarettes.
“High quality vaping products are an alternative proven to be less harmful to people’s health than cigarettes,” continued Mr. Beaucage. “We believe the public has the right to be informed of the benefits of quality vaping products versus traditional tobacco products, as well as the risks. By restricting the public’s access to this information, the government is putting people’s health at risk and encouraging the sale of combustible tobacco products.”
“By prohibiting the display of very significant health-related scientific findings on the subject, the government is harming freedom of expression in a manner that may adversely affect people’s health”, said Frederick Pinto, managing partner of Pinto Legal. “We believe this provision of the law violates the constitutional right to freedom of expression and citizens’ right to security.”
This application comes on the heels of significant media attention on the issue of health and vaping. Vaporus believes Canadians deserve full, unimpeded access to the best and most recent scientific information on the matter in order to have a real discussion on this issue.
The Vaporus Group is a Canadian e-Liquid manufacturer, distributor and retailer that is dedicated to improving public health since 2012. The company was built on values of transparency, product quality and constant innovation. They are committed to creating industry-leading technologies while respecting the highest production and quality control standards on the market. For more information, visit www.vaporus.com.