Caught between big tobacco and big government is how Dave Bryans, CEO of the Ontario Convenience Stores Association, describes the predicament that family-run convenience stores face in Ontario as a result of the upheaval over the so-called youth vaping epidemic.
OCSA’s membership totals over 3,000 independently run C-Stores in Ontario and the association advocates on behalf of the entire sector of 6,000 family-run stores.
In this episode of RegWatch learn about the pressure tactics which Bryans says big tobacco is using to maneuverer around the quickly changing regulatory environment and find out how new restrictions on the sale of vaping products represent a lost opportunity to communicate the virtues of vaping as an alternative to smoking.
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Live Streamed: July 28, 2020
Sr. Producer: Cindy Schmidt
Exec. Producer: Brent Stafford