In an incredibly positive step, The Canadian government has changed their view on electronic cigarettes in a dramatic fashion.
This includes acknowledging that:
- Switching from tobacco cigarettes to vaping products will reduce a person's exposure to many toxic and cancer-causing chemicals.
- Vaping products do not contain tobacco and do not involve burning or produce smoke. Except for nicotine, vaping products typically only contain a fraction of the 7,000 chemicals found in tobacco or tobacco smoke, and at lower levels.
- As a step towards quitting cigarettes, many smokers may go through a transition period when they use both cigarettes and vaping products. Studies have shown short-term general health improvements in those who have completely switched from smoking cigarettes to vaping products.
Work remains to be done on the provincial level in Canada, but this is a very good sign that Canada has seen the light.