Government of Canada
The Tobacco and Vaping Products Act (TVPA) became law on May 23, 2018. The HESA committee reviewed the science on vaping and recognized that vaping is less harmful than smoking. Vaping is now legal in Canada.
“Switching from tobacco cigarettes to vaping products will reduce a person’s exposure to many toxic and cancer causing chemicals.”
University of Victoria: Centre of Addictions Research of BC
The Center for Addictions Research of BC at the University of Victoria released in January 2017 ‘Clearing the Air: a systematic review of the harms and benefits of e-cigarettes and vapour devices’.
Tim Stockwell, an investigator on this review, stated:
“The public has been misled about the risks of e-cigarettes. Many people think they are as dangerous as smoking tobacco but the evidence shows this is completely false.”
Royal College of Physicians
‘Nicotine without Smoke‘ is over 200 pages investigating the scientific research on vaping by an agency that has been an authority in medicine for 500 years.
Some of their key recommendations:
“… the hazard to health arising from long-term vapour inhalation from the e-cigarettes available today is unlikely to exceed 5% of the harm from smoking tobacco….in the interests of public health it is important to promote the use of e-cigarettes…”
Public Health England
Public Health England’s purpose is to protect and improve the health of the public. Their 113 page, ‘E-cigarettes: an evidence update’, assessed the harm reduction potential of vaping.
In their words:
“An expert review of the latest evidence concludes that e-cigarettes are around 95% safer than smoked tobacco and they can help smokers to quit.”
Drug and Alcohol Nurses of Australasia
DANA promotes evidence based practice in research and interventions in Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug-related applications. DANA Position Statement on E-Cigarettes 2017, recognizes vaping as a harm reduction strategy.
“DANA supports: The use of e-cigarettes as a harm replacement tool or cessation aid for smokers who cannot quit with approved therapies.”
A Billion Lives
This investigative documentary, directed by Aaron Biebert, takes an honest look at the vaping issue. It contemplates the reasons that the truth is being hidden from the public and the driving forces behind it.
These film makers aim to “give voices to the voiceless, and make our world a better place.” You can rent or purchase this documentary from their website.
Regulator Watch reports on how top issues are being handled by over 40 regulatory agencies. Featuring Brent Stafford, it investigates the public debate on a wide variety of important subjects including vaping. This website features over 70 videos on current and proposed vaping regulation.
Running about 10 minutes, each news story contains interviews with people involved in or affected by vaping laws and policy.
Anti-THR Lies and Related Topics
Carl V. Phillips, MPP, PhD, a former professor of public health and one of the pioneers of tobacco harm reduction (THR), writes a blog about THR, including vaping. It includes debunking anti-THR junk science and science education to empower the reader, as well as other scientific, social, and political analysis.
“There are basically no honest arguments against THR that would appeal to most people, those who oppose it have resorted to a collection of lies…to encourage smokers to keep smoking.” This site has a large collection of blogs debunking vaping misinformation.
Clive Bates is an advocate for “pragmatic science-based ‘harm reduction’ policies in public health”. His scope covers energy, environment, public health, international development and good governance.
Mr. Bates has been at the forefront of tobacco control for decades and supports vaping. On his blog site you can find detailed briefings, analysis and critiques on current and pending vaping regulation.
battery safety. website. Membership comprising of over 200,000 members is well thought out and comprehensive in its approach to effective advocating.
Aotearoa Vape Community Advocacy
Aotearoa Vape Community Advocacy (AVCA) are a group of volunteers in New Zealand committed to helping people access vaping information and products. Their aim is to help as many smokers as possible by providing information, guidance and mentoring. AVCA promotes vaping as an alternative to smoking and a harm reduction tool.
Their ‘Vaping it Forward‘ program is a one month sponsorship by a current vaper helping a smoker transition by providing information, equipment and guidance.
Vapers Stand United
Vapers Stand United provides written and video testimonials from vapers all over the world. You can find many video lectures and interviews from the experts on tobacco harm reduction.
Their website provides excellent guidance to aid smokers through the transition to vaping and a very handy glossary of vaping terms.