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COMMITTEE QUESTIONS | NSRA & THRA Responding | April 5, 2017

– David Jones, Policy Advisor (Tobacco Harm Reduction Association of Canada)

– Jaye Blancher, Director (Tobacco Harm Reduction Association of Canada)

– Melodie Tilson, Director of Policy (Non-Smokers’ Rights Association)

– Pippa Beck, Senior Policy Analyst (Non-Smokers’ Rights Association)

Submissions and questions regarding Canada’s draft federal vaping regulations.

Senate Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology | Bill S-5, An Act to amend the Tobacco Act, Non-smokers Health Act, and consequential amendments to others.

Published: April 16, 2017.

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  1. Where is the evidence to support a consensus on e-cigs being 60-80% safer than smoking combustible tobacco ? as opposed to the credible evidence of 95% ? and by which international experts? Did she make that up?
    Pippa Beck from Non-Smokers Rights Association said :
    “The evidence is still emerging, we don’t have robust evidence like we do for tobacco but we do have a lot of experience in studying tobacco, and so the evidence is quite clear e-cigarettes are less harmful but as Melodie said it’s the spirited debate is around the degree of less harm, is it really 95% as we often hear ? I think, I was just in a meeting with Health Canada and international experts were agreeing, it’s probably, well the consensus is more in the 60-80% realm”
    I think or I was in a meeting …?


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