A few weeks ago there was good news for Quebec vapers! Indeed, the Superior Court declared inoperative some sections of the law prohibiting the demonstration of vaping products inside shops and advertising on the vape. Unfortunately, and with no real surprise, the provincial government seems to be moving towards an appeal from the historic Superior Court decision rendered last month ...
Presented exclusively at our colleagues Depquebec, the information presenting an imminent appeal of the historic decision of the Superior Court by the Quebec government seems to be confirmed. Requiring the government to revise some of the tobacco control sections of the bill, including the publicity and demonstration of e-cigarettes, the decision has been hotly debated in recent weeks.
«The court does not seem to have taken into account the pernicious phenomenon of vaping in young people, which is booming"Lamented Flory Doucas, co-director and spokesperson for the Quebec Coalition for Tobacco Control, while imploring the government to please appeal of this decision. In a recent communicated the Quebec Association of Vapoteries declared Vapoter is not smoking. Vaping products are not tobacco. No offense to the coalition, the Honorable Judge Dumais mentioned in his judgment, it seems justified that we do not associate tobacco electronic cigarette or one of its products. »
Yet nothing seems to change a certain "way of doing" denounced by our colleagues from Depquebec: " The fundamental freedom of expression in Quebec is of no consideration and weighs nothing in the face of the government's prerogatives in the area of public health, which no one dares to lift. »
It therefore appears that the provincial government plans to appeal the historic Superior Court decision rendered last month. One of the parties involved in the trial, namely theQuebec Association of Vape Shops (AQV), had already been formally notified last week by the government that the latter intended to appeal the judgment.