The Canadian Electronic Cigarette Association (CVA) said it was shocked by the "hypocrisy and unfairness" in the regulation of adult products.
According to CVA, alcohol is a substance that is known to cause major health harm, but in Canada, there are no restrictions on the use of alcohol in condiments or warning label requirements. On the other hand, nicotine e-cigarette products, a kind of tobacco harm reduction products mainly used by smokers seeking to quit, need to undergo strict supervision, and even a taste ban has been proposed to restrict all pleasant "sensory attributes".
CVA wrote in a statement: "The richness of flavors is a common feature of the entire adult product. While the cannabis and e-cigarette industries are fighting to maintain the tastes of adults, the alcohol industry is operating freely and widely publicizing flavors. Richness. The amazing double standards that exist in juxtaposition with alcoholic beverages are absurd.
"In fact, countries in the world do have almost no bans on alcohol products, let alone restrictions on taste. CVA executive director Darryl Tempest said: "Unlike recreational marijuana or alcohol, smoking e-cigarettes provides public health benefits and hygiene policies. The goal should be to take advantage of public health benefits.
Canada has now seen through the taste ban in Nova Scotia that reducing the attractiveness of smoking products to smokers will lead to an increase in the number of smokers and the destruction of small businesses. The proposed regulations are not suitable for the purpose. Canadians don’t want regulations that lead to an increase in smoking rates and a decrease in job opportunities."