On April 3. global news reported that CVA, on behalf of thousands of e-cigarette users in Newfoundland, thanked the governments of Newfoundland and Labrador for allowing professional e-cigarette stores to continue operating under strict quarantine measures. Allowing e-cigarette stores to operate using only contactless protocols will prevent thousands of Newfoundland e-cigarette users from being forced to re smoke combustible tobacco.
It has been proved that electronic cigarette is the most successful tool against combustible tobacco. E-cigarette store retailers and related manufacturers and distributors provide products and services to support the health sector by providing products that reduce the harm of nicotine, and support mental health by satisfying the nicotine dependence on e-cigarette users, the vast majority of which have been reformed smokers. CVA commends the governments of Newfoundland and Labrador for recognizing the importance of e-cigarette stores and for implementing an intelligent framework that will protect the industry as a whole while ensuring that e-cigarette users do not smoke cigarettes again.
Darryl tempest, executive director of the electronic cigarette Association of Canada, said: “we commend the governments of Newfoundland and Labrador for finding appropriate means to care for the physical and mental health of electronic cigarette users while ensuring the safety and protection of all individuals in the province. The province’s e-cigarette users will continue to use low nicotine reducing products, which are only available in adult e-cigarette stores, and strict isolation measures will protect the public and employees.
CVA further said that when other provinces modify their list of basic services, we hope that the whole country can follow this practice. In times of economic turmoil, allowing small businesses to continue to operate will not only retain many jobs, but the physical and mental health of 1 million 100 thousand e-cigarette users in Canada will also depend on continued access to these key harm reducing products.
Coincidentally, according to Yahoo Finance, Alberta, another Canadian province, implemented the same e-cigarette policy as Newfoundland, allowing professional e-cigarette stores to continue to operate, and CVA also expressed its gratitude to the government.