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Dear Members of the Health Committee,

I’m writing today to urge you to ensure that measures are taken to protect vaping in the Smokefree Bill.

I have seen the benefits of switching from combustible tobacco to an e-cigarette first hand. And I know many other people in our country have benefited from making the same choice.

As we move towards a smokefree future, it’s crucial that adult smokers have good access to healthier alternatives – so they can quit smoking for good.

I’m concerned with current reports that indicate those of us who have decided to switch from combustible tobacco may be subject to higher taxes, flavour bans or a severely restricted number of outlets.

I urge you not to take these steps, which would simply drive people back towards smoking cigarettes – and instead allow smokers and former smokers to practically use healthier alternatives.

Nancy Loucas

Nancy Loucas

Nancy comes from a diverse administrative background that includes surgical research administration, teaching (primary and tertiary level), executive administration and community property management. For over 15 years she has been very active in community advocacy with youth, lower income folk needing advocacy and now, vaping advocacy. She brings a wealth of scientific, medical and research administrative/management knowledge with her to her role as CEO/Director at AVCA.

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