Stop Bill 45 from Banning Vaporizers

The Healthier Choices Act, which inexplicably bans vaporizers/e-cigarettes has been sent to Committee. Here's my question to the Minister responsible today - it's clear the Liberals just don't get it. Click here to Learn how you can be heard: http://www.randyhilliermpp.com/stop_bill_45

Posted by Randy Hillier on Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Freedom of Choice 

Once again this Liberal Government is restricting your freedom to make healthy choices for yourself. Disguising it as the “Making Healthy Choices Act”, Schedule 3 of this Act will in fact drive people away from healthier choices and back to tobacco. 

Many thousands of people have successfully quit smoking thanks to vaporizers, or “e-cigs” as they are sometimes called. Between 95 and 99% cleaner than cigarettes, there is no scientific or medical evidence that suggests vaporizers cause inhalable exposure to contaminants or warrant any health concerns - yet this government would like to regulate them as they do with tobacco and alcohol. 

You Can Participate 

Bill 45 is having Public Hearings in Toronto on Monday, April 20 and Wednesday, April 22, 2015.  

To make an in-person challenge to the Bill,  contact the Clerk of the Committee at 416-325-3515 or by email at sprzezdziecki@ola.org by 4:00 p.m. Wednesday 15 April 2015.  

If you cannot appear before the committee, you may still submit written comments via the Clerk’s office at 416-325-3515 or by email at sprzezdziecki@ola.org by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Be Heard! 

This is your opportunity to be heard- get your submission into the Committee while we still have an opportunity to influence the decision makers. Make sure you are heard. 

Also, contact the Premier and the Minister of Health and share your views with them: 

Premier Kathleen Wynne
Ph: 416-325-1941
Email: premier@ontario.ca 

Minister Eric Hoskins
Ph: 416-327-4300  
Email: ehoskins.mpp@liberal.ola.org

Associate Minister of Health Dipika Damerla
Ph: 416-327-4300
Email: ddamerla.mpp@liberal.ola.org

Please let me know the Premier and the Ministers have heard from you by copying me at info@randyhillier.com

Sign the Petition 

I have also prepared a petition opposing this bill, Click below to sign it! There is also a downloadable/printable version of the petition available at that link.

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commented 2016-03-17 11:51:51 -0400 · Flag
10 months smoke free! 20+ years of being a pack a day smoker. I can’t even begin to express how good I feel. I’ve started exercising and eating better because I’m not huffing and puffing when I use my vaporizer. Please think long and hard before banning this as you will turn me back to cigarettes or I will end up extremely overweight…either way I will be a burden on the Health Care system and be using unnecessary tax dollars for Health Care. This is my choice…
commented 2015-05-27 16:44:45 -0400 · Flag
I am 37 yrs old ,smoked for 15 years ,2+ packs a day ..today is my 5 year anniversary of being smoke free thanks to vaping ,I no longer have chronic bouts of bronchitis ,breathing problems ,hacking cough..still vaping strong ! And these products should NOT be classified along with cigarettes ,the fact that vapers are forced to stand outdoors among smokers is totally wrong to me !
commented 2015-04-26 13:03:51 -0400 · Flag
My issue with this bill other than obvious ones regarding the suggested restrictions is in the bill itself. This was piggybacked on to 2 other bills that already existed in the legislature in nearly identical form as presented in this bill. Bundling this as the 3rd with these 2 others ensured that the vaporizers did not receive a fair debate as a great portion of the time was wasted on back patting and waning on about everyone’s favorite terible foods and droning on about how bad cigarettes are (was the irony lost on anyone). If you want to congratulate Ms. Gelinas, pass her bills and give them their due time in debate which is what I wish were the case for our vaporizers, most would discuss this matter 3rd, cutting back as their time ran out…. Was this issue discussed fairly? No. This was only discussed as an afterthought good or bad… if at all.
I would like to thank you Mr. Hillier for being one of the at all and for you valiant efforts to our cause.
commented 2015-04-25 16:50:31 -0400 · Flag
Just a little tidbit of info in support of my fellow #vapers
http://mnvapers.com/2014/04/epa-fda-vapor-harmless-children/
#vape #vapelife
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commented 2015-04-18 12:37:03 -0400 · Flag
I have smoked for 25 years. I tried quitting with the nic patch and gum. I even tried cold turkey. Never worked. Then I was introduced to vaping and it helped me stop smoking completely. I started at a 18mg nicotine level and have worked my way down to 3mg. I am very susceptible to pneumonia and bronchitis and was hospitalized for it….the docs said it was a good thing I quit smoking and also agreed vaping was a healthier alternative to smoking. They also said if I was to still be smoking I would have full blown copd within a year or so. Thanks to vaping I haven’t had a cigarette in over 5 months.
commented 2015-04-18 07:08:09 -0400 · Flag
Smoked for 20 years… Now I chuck delicious harmless clouds of vapor and healthy. Government dosnt want this? That’s because they can’t make the tax money anymore off my old 2 pack a day habit.
commented 2015-04-17 23:46:09 -0400 · Flag
30 yrs smoking and i quit after 3 days vaping. Vaping has helped me turn my life around and I think the Liberal Government is out of touch if they wish to ban Vaping. If they do….We need to vote them out and keep them out.
commented 2015-04-17 16:20:05 -0400 · Flag
Rand Farris leave vaping the way it is it is saving people from death
commented 2015-04-17 12:56:30 -0400 · Flag
Vapes do the job of a ciggerette without the harmful side effects this leaves me asking y is the goverment being so stupud about something that could change everything
commented 2015-04-17 11:53:56 -0400 · Flag
Vaping has saved the lives of 3 adults in my home and kept my children from ever having to exposed to second hand smoke
commented 2015-04-17 11:12:00 -0400 · Flag
Seriously the government needs to stop wasting their time and our money by trying to push these ridiculous bills through the system. Can we focus on something more important?!!
Ive been tobacco free for over 3 years thanks to vaping! I tried everything to quit smoking, cold turkey, nicorette, the patch, medication, inhaler nicorette, slowly weaning off, hypnotism twice and even acupuncture! I wAs having trouble with lung infections all the time, coughing and trouble breathing. I cant imagine how much worse it would all be if i couldnt have vaped and finally found something that worked for me.
commented 2015-04-17 11:07:16 -0400 · Flag
Hubby and I have been off smokes for 7 months now since starting to vape. I was a smoker for almost 30 years. This has been the only way to quit smoking for both of us. We had tried everything else. This is the first time since we met to be smoke free at the same time…and both still alive. Why make life harder for us ex smokers.
commented 2015-04-17 10:50:17 -0400 · Flag
12 yrs been off cigarettes , and just he smell gets to me , thank to vaping now my children vape and we love it i prefer them to vape then picking up a cigarette
commented 2015-04-17 10:45:08 -0400 · Flag
Been vaping a while now and it’s really been the thing I needed to help kick smokes out. These really help people.
commented 2015-04-17 10:34:51 -0400 · Flag
Almost 2 years off off of cigarettes..owe it a to vaping!
commented 2015-04-17 09:54:05 -0400 · Flag
Now smoke free from a vaporizer…..dont ban them
commented 2015-04-17 09:50:25 -0400 · Flag
I can also say like many others here, I would never have stopped smoking cigarettes had I not switched over to an ecig. I see no reason to ban these items promoting a safer, less distracting alternative. Vapers dont stink, cough or suffer the nasty mood swings that cigarette smokers tend to suffer from.
commented 2015-04-17 09:41:24 -0400 · Flag
I started smoking at the age of 14 till I was 22.For those 8 years nothing else was able to break this habit till I tried vaping. This has saved my life and changed it for the better drastically. My daughter now will not have to grow up around a father that smokes and put her at risk of getting cancer. This is a life saving alternative and the ones making this choice should be patted on the back not punished !
#IMPROOF
#VAPINGSAVEDMYLIFE
commented 2015-04-17 09:40:31 -0400 · Flag
Almost 1 years free from cigarettes thanks to vaping!
commented 2015-04-17 09:31:37 -0400 · Flag
I smoked for 20 years vaping got me off the tobacco!
commented 2015-04-16 13:15:06 -0400 · Flag
Personally I know of many long time smokers that have had many attempts at quitting and vaping has worked in all cases. This is the best solution to getting people away from cigarette s.
commented 2015-04-16 11:25:54 -0400 · Flag
I made the switch 2 years ago after several unsuccessful attempts with gum, patches & Champix. I am confident that I have made the healthiest choice possible for myself & my family. Please don’t take this option away from me or limit my acces to it.
commented 2015-04-16 08:43:40 -0400 · Flag
I smoked for 33 yrs vaping has gotten me to quit smoking
commented 2015-04-15 15:56:28 -0400 · Flag
I’m with the vapes 110 percent. Love them quit smoking 15 months ago and love it. Thank you flavour crafters for saving my life
commented 2015-04-15 15:25:24 -0400 · Flag
I have been using vaporizers for the last two years.l no longer have a smokers cough nor do l get the horrific twice yearly chest infections l used to get.My gp has said my airways have never been clearer ! Nothing else has worked for me. Please please do not take this away from me!
commented 2015-04-15 13:33:36 -0400 · Flag
35 yr smoker and nothing worked. I tried everything on the market including prescriptions. I have been cigarette free for 3 1/2 years thanks to ecigs. So has my husband, daughter and son in law. Don’t take this away from us. It works.
commented 2015-04-14 20:48:40 -0400 · Flag
I’ve just started vaping, and truly feel this could be the way for me to quit smoking after 35 years. Why ban something that seems to be working for so many? Perhaps the potential for lost tax dollars is the motivation for the ban?
commented 2015-04-14 20:06:59 -0400 · Flag
I have been smoke free with the E-CIG they work better then champix
commented 2015-04-14 18:50:22 -0400 · Flag
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