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Calling All Ontario Vapers - Fight Bill 45!

Recently, the governing liberals introduced provincial legislation to regulate electronic cigarettes.  This proposed regulation is far reaching and will greatly affect your ability to vape freely in Ontario.  Some of the restrictions in the proposed bill include:

  • No Sales to Under 19 (one agreeable point)
  • No Displays of Electronic Cigarette hardware
  • No Displays of E-Liquid (with or without nicotine)
  • No Listing of flavours
  • No Showing consumers how to use or troubleshoot the devices
  • No Vaping in Vape Shops, thus no Vape Lounges
  • No Ontario Based Online Sales
  • No Indoor Vape Meets in Public Spaces (Even if private club, a paid venue or rented space)
  • No Vaping in vehicle with persons under 16 years old

While we certainly agree with some of these points, this legislation is going well above and beyond what common sense would dictate.  I urge all vapers, especially those in Ontario, to take action and help to fight this bill from becoming law.  Should the government succeed in Ontario, it would likely be the roadmap for provincial legislation across the country which could endanger the very idea of vaping in this country.

What Can You Do?

Sign This Petition

https://www.change.org/p/ontario-ministry-of-health-and-long-term-care-create-electronic-cigarette-regulations-that-make-sense

 

Reach out to your MPP

Let them know that this legislation is a violation of your rights.  Keep it positive and tell you story.  

If you are unsure about who you should contact, you can find your provincial representative information here: Ontario by Postal Code | All Other Provinces

Contacts of Interest for Bill 45:

Hon Dipika Damerla
Associate Minister, Ontario Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
(Parliament | Twitter | Facebook)
Hon Dr. Eric Hoskins
Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
(Parliament | Twitter | Facebook)
Hon Kathleen Wynne
Premier of Ontario
(Parliament | Twitter | Facebook)

 

Ontario MPP Email Addresses:

lalbanese.mpp@liberal.ola.org, tarmstrong-qp@ndp.on.ca, ted.arnott@pc.ola.org, bob.bailey@pc.ola.org, ybaker.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org, bbalkissoon.mpp@liberal.ola.org, cballard.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org, toby.barrett@pc.ola.org, lberardinetti.mpp@liberal.ola.org, gbisson@ndp.on.ca, jbradley.mpp@liberal.ola.org, scmpp@ndp.on.ca, mchan.mpp@liberal.ola.org, mcolle.mpp@liberal.ola.org, mcoteau.mpp@liberal.ola.org, gcrack.mpp@liberal.ola.org, ddamerla.mpp@liberal.ola.org, bdelaney.mpp@liberal.ola.org, sdelduca.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org, vdhillon.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org, jdickson.mpp@liberal.ola.org, dinovoc-qp@ndp.on.ca, hdong.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org, bduguid.mpp@liberal.ola.org, garfield.dunlop@pc.ola.org, christine.elliott@pc.ola.org, vic.fedeli@pc.ola.org, cfife-qp@ndp.on.ca, kflynn.mpp@liberal.ola.org, cforster-qp@ndp.on.ca, Jfraser.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org, JFrench-QP@ndp.on.ca, wgates-qp@ndp.on.ca, fgelinas-qp@ndp.on.ca, mgravelle.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org, LGretzky-QP@ndp.on.ca, ernie.hardeman@pc.ola.org, michael.harrisqp@pc.ola.org, PHatfield-QP@ndp.on.ca, randy.hillierco@pc.ola.org, ahoggarth.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org, ahorwath-qp@ndp.on.ca, ehoskins.mpp@liberal.ola.org, tim.hudakco@pc.ola.org, mhunter.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org, hjaczek.mpp@liberal.ola.org, sylvia.jones@pc.ola.org, skiwala.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org, mkwinter.mpp@liberal.ola.org, mflalonde.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org, jleal.mpp@liberal.ola.org, dlevac.mpp@liberal.ola.org, tmaccharles.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org, jack.maclaren@pc.ola.org, lisa.macleod@pc.ola.org, hmalhi.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org, amangat.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org, mmantha-qp@ndp.on.ca, gila.martow@pc.ola.org, dmatthews.mpp@liberal.ola.org, bmauro.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org, jim.mcdonellco@pc.ola.org, kmcgarry.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org, emcmahon.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org, tmcmeekin.mpp@liberal.ola.org, monte.mcnaughton@pc.ola.org, mmeilleur.mpp@liberal.ola.org, norm.miller@pc.ola.org, pmiller-qp@ndp.on.ca, rmoridi.mpp@liberal.ola.org, julia.munro@pc.ola.org, gmurray.mpp@liberal.ola.org, inaidoo-harris.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org, ynaqvi.mpp@liberal.ola.org, tnatyshak-qp@ndp.on.ca, rick.nicholls@pc.ola.org, dorazietti.mpp@liberal.ola.org, randy.pettapiece@pc.ola.org, apotts.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org, sqaadri.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org, lrinaldi.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org, lrinaldi.mpp.co2@liberal.ola.org, lrinaldi.mpp.co2@liberal.ola.org, lsandals.mpp@liberal.ola.org, Psattler-co@ndp.on.ca, laurie.scott@pc.ola.org, laurie.scottco@pc.ola.org, msergio.mpp@liberal.ola.org, jsingh-qp@ndp.on.ca, jsingh-co@ndp.on.ca, todd.smith@pc.ola.org, todd.smithco@pc.ola.org, csousa.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org, tabunsp-qp@ndp.on.ca, htakhar.mpp@liberal.ola.org, htakhar.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org, mtaylor-qp@ndp.on.ca, mtaylor-co@ndp.on.ca, lisa.thompson@pc.ola.org, lisa.thompsonco@pc.ola.org, jvanthof-qp@ndp.on.ca, jvanthof-co@ndp.on.ca, jvanthof.kl-co@ndp.on.ca, jvanthof.sf-co@ndp.on.ca, dvernile.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org, bill.walker@pc.ola.org, bill.walkerco@pc.ola.org, jim.wilson@pc.ola.org, jim.wilsonco@pc.ola.org, swong.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org, swong.mpp@liberal.ola.org, kwynne.mpp@liberal.ola.org, kwynne.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org, john.yakabuski@pc.ola.org, john.yakabuskico@pc.ola.org, jeff.yurek@pc.ola.org, jeff.yurekco@pc.ola.org, dzimmer.mpp@liberal.ola.org, dzimmer.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

A few news organizations that you might wish to include in your email thread:

marketplace@cbc.ca, Keith.Doucette@thecanadianpress.com, CBCFeedback@cbc.ca, Claire.Allen@cknw.com, drobertson@calgaryherald.com, kim.brunhuber@cbc.ca, marijka.hurko@cbc.ca, Aedan.Helmer@sunmedia.ca, paige.macpherson@sunmedia.ca, theresa.lalonde@cbc.ca, Edward.hand@rci.rogers.com, shiral.tobin@cbc.ca, Julia.Wong@globalnews.ca, PaigeParsons@cmail.carleton.ca, news@ctv.ca, w5@ctv.ca, health@ctv.ca, fifth@cbc.ca, city@thestar.ca, jkline@nationalpost.com


The more we share our stories and make it known that this is unacceptable, the more likely we are to push this back and preserve our right to vape and be free of tobacco.


Sincerely,

 

Beju Lakhani

CEO - Moshi

 

December 04, 2014 by Beju Lakhani
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