THRA Bill 174
Original Post can be found HERE
- In the June 2016 Brexit referendum more than 33 million people in the UK exercised their
democratic rights on the UK’s future in the European Union. The “Leave” side won by 3.80% or
- The EU parliament’s handling of the vape question was much like the posture of Bill 174, terrible, so
vapers in the UK were naturally upset which no doubt influenced their vote.
- Agreed that not all vapers would have voted for Brexit because of the “Bill 174” like treatment by the
EU Parliament; however, it is safe to say that a good number of voters whose health and welfare
depend on vaping would have been “single issue voters”. Their ultimate decision point among a
myriad of complex issues and confusing arguments would have been the one issue that resonated the
most – their escape from tobacco addiction using “electronic cigarettes”.
- At the time of the Brexit vote there were approximately 2,800,000 vapers in the UK; there are more
than 2,900,00 today.
- Assuming that vapers turned out in the same proportion as the general population (72%) that
means approximately 2,010,400 vapers voted.
- The catastrophe that ensued by a “Leave” win could have been avoided if 634,750 vapers + 1
would have voted “Remain”.
Interestingly that only represents 31.57% of the UK vaping community that voted and 22.67% of the
entire vaping community in the UK.
No doubt the Ontario vaping community will, just as the UK vaping community did in the Brexit vote,
play a significant role in the outcome of the next Ontario election. Ontario vapers are a community,
and highly motivated by the freedom from tobacco that “electronic cigarettes” has given them. The
next vote will not be a referendum where it is simply a tally of votes it will a battle for ridings. The
vaping community will be focused on supporting those who support vaping and working to unseat
those who have elected to follow the false flags of Bill174.
Tobacco harm reduction
(THR) is a public health strategy to lower the health risks associated with using nicotine, as an example of the concept of harm reduction, a strategy for dealing with the abuse of other drugs. Smoking tobacco is widely acknowledged as a leading cause of illness and death. However, nicotine itself is not very harmful, as inferred from the long history of use for nicotine replacement therapy products. Thus, THR measures have been focused on reducing or eliminating the use of combustible tobacco by switching to other nicotine products, including:
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