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In Canada, Bill S-5 is poised to keep people smoking by federally regulating vapor under the Tobacco Control Act, and essentially allowing Health Canada to run 'unregulated' in determining the future framework of the small business comprised vapor industry. Similar regulations already imposed under Bill 44 in Quebec, are destroying small businesses and creating massive hurdles - if not complete roadblocks - for the consumers who depend on these products to abstain from smoking, and the smokers struggling to quit.
Thr4Life's very own David Goerlitz goes to Canada to investigate!
Hardly a week goes by without a sensational headline about the dangers of e-cigarettes. These headlines are often misleading and exaggerated and muddy the waters about e-cigarette safety. No wonder people are confused about vaping.
We just want to say, "thank you!" to everyone who came out and took a stand with us against the damaging and over-reaching anti-vape ordinance changes being pushed by tobacco-control groups. Every single one of you who attended a meeting, sent a letter, made a phone call, etc. are an integral part of this legendary success! Because of your action, adults of all ages will continue to have access to smoke-free alternatives in Detroit Lakes, MN! This is a huge step forward toward a #SmokeFreeDL and a #SmokeFreeMN!
At the Sept.12th public hearing, and after four months of deliberation, the Detroit Lakes City Council voted (6 - 2) to take no action, turning down all proposed anti-vape ordinance changes - including Tobacco 21! The two council members that did want to move forward, wanted to do so by excluding vapor from the language!
The City of Detroit Lakes is very fortunate to have such sensible and strong leadership! Take a moment to reach out the DL City Council and thank them for protecting adult access to tobacco harm reduction!! They have set an amazing example for Minnesota 💙
"Imholte, meanwhile, asked City Attorney Charles Ramstad whether it would be possible to remove references to e-cigarettes and "vaping" products from the proposed ordinance. Imholte was referencing the fact that much of those testifying in opposition to the proposed ordinance at Tuesday's public hearing were objecting to the fact that its language was "lumping in" vaping products together with tobacco.
Ramstad said that if the council wanted to exclude vaping products from the proposed ordinance, he would recommend that they "start from scratch" and draft an entirely new ordinance rather than trying to strike all references to vaping or e-cigarettes from it, as they had been included throughout the document." ...
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — After almost two hours of testimony Tuesday, Sept. 12, some of it quite emotional, the Detroit Lakes City Council opted to take no action on a proposed ordinance to raise the tobacco sales age to 21 within city limits — though the vote was not unanimous.At the conclusion of...
For the foreseeable future, the proposed ordinance that would have raised the tobacco buying age from 18 to 21 in Detroit Lakes is dead. That's according to City Administrator Kelcey Klemm who said the council voted not to do a first reading on the ordinance and didn't plan any future action.