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e-3716 (Health)

E-petition
Initiated by maria papaioannoy from Cobourg, Ontario

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the House of Commons

Whereas:
  • Scientific studies have found vaping products are up to 95% less harmful than smoking cigarettes;
  • More than one million adult Canadians have made the choice to switch from smoking to vaping;
  • Smokers trying to switch from cigarettes are seeking to disassociate vaping with the taste of smoking and prefer a range of vaping product flavours beyond tobacco;
  • Health Canada is considering regulations to ban vaping product flavours beyond tobacco, which would make the transition away from smoking much harder;
  • Tens of thousands of vapers have written to Health Canada to object to this proposal, but Health Canada has ignored them;
  • Public consultations have a duty to accept the submissions made by the public; and
  • The House of Commons should be deciding on policies that impact the lives of millions of Canadians – not unelected officials.
We, the undersigned, citizens and residents of Canada, call upon the House of Commons to protect the rights and health of adult Canadian vapers by ensuring that a reasonable range of flavoured vaping products remains available to help them quit smoking and adopt a safer alternative, and that the House urge Health Canada to consider the views of the tens of thousands of Canadian vapers who have made submissions on this issue.
Open for signature
December 8, 2021, at 9:16 a.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
February 6, 2022, at 9:16 a.m. (EDT)
Photo - Philip Lawrence
Northumberland—Peterborough South
Conservative Caucus
Ontario
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