Despite Ban On E-Cigs, Canada Not Preventing Sales
According to an article on Health Canada — the organization charged with protecting public health in Canada — the country doesn’t seem to be working very hard to enforce the national ban it has on electronic cigarettes. It seems the organization isn’t totally convinced that pursuing electronic cigarettes is the best expenditure of their time.
You can check out the article right here.
The argument stems from the fact that Health Canada says they won’t release any info on whether or how they’ve punished shops or individuals that sell electronic cigarettes. A spokesperson for the Health Canada states that information can’t be shared for “business confidentiality” reasons. This same kind of excuse coming from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration would have us assuming essentially the same — that it really just means the organization hasn’t really done anything yet.
On one side, this looks like basic laziness in the face of what should otherwise be a sturdy ban. Opponents of electronic cigarettes are generally saying the this means that Health Canada isn’t doing its job. On the other side, advocates for electronic cigarettes claim that this means the organization doesn’t think electronic cigarettes have proven themselves deserving of bans.
Perhaps, the country is going to be rethinking the e-cig bans it instituted a bit too quickly.