A few days ago, this small victory of the e-cigarette advocates in Quebec made some noise. In its decision, the Superior Court of Quebec invalidated certain articles of law on vaping but today some voices cry scandal and asks the government to go promptly appeal this judgment.
"THE TRIBUNAL DID NOT TAKE ACCOUNT OF VAPOTAGE AT YOUNG PEOPLE"
This small victory obtained by the defenders of the e-cigarette in Quebec could not last ... Indeed, according to the Quebec Coalition for Tobacco Control, the Quebec government must "promptly appeal" the judgment invalidating certain provisions of the Act concerning the fight against smoking.
In his ruling on Friday, the judge Daniel Dumais declared invalid and inoperative some elements of the November 2015 law to strengthen the fight against smoking that did not allow merchants to spread their vaping products. Essentially, this law prohibits the advertising of vaping to smokers who wish to quit.
«The court does not seem to have taken into account the pernicious phenomenon of vaping in young people, which is booming"Lamented Saturday Flory Doucas, co-director and spokesperson for the Coalition.
«Although vaping products are less harmful than tobacco products, it is important to proceed with caution and to do everything possible to protect young people against the marketing of products that are highly addictive and whose long-term effects are not known.She added.
In his decision, Dumais J. found that some of the provisionsviolate freedom of expression"And he argues that there are"less drastic solutionsThat serve the interests of all.
Flory Doucas of the Quebec Coalition for Tobacco Control believes that he "There is not only matter to go to appeal, but urgent to intervene at all levels to counter the phenomenon of juvenile vaping».
Citing new data, the organization argues that the number of young Canadians aged 16 to 19 who have consumed a vaping product in the last 30 days has increased significantly in recent years.
source : Journaldemontreal.com/