Together, we can make all the difference !John Cloud
Since the start of 2020, we have seen a resurgence of willingness from our provincial governments to ban or severely restrict flavors. On April 1st 2020, Nova Scotia was the first province to institute a blanket ban on flavors and a $0.50 per mL tax. We also recently learned that Prince-Edward Island will be the second province to ban flavors as of next march 2021. Suffice it to say, we are deeply concerned.
That is why on July 29th, many Quebec vaping advocates got together to form a coalition with the goal of mobilizing Quebec vapers to express themselves directly to their elected MNA and make it clear that they oppose a flavor ban in this province.
Named the Coalition des droits des vapoteurs du Québec (CDVQ), the group’s primary mission is to educate the public on the potential vaping represents in reducing the harm associated with tobacco use and to pressure the different levels of government to adopt fair and equitable regulations based on facts.
Email campaign to provincial MPs and a survey
Since that first meeting, the CDVQ has built a website www.droitsdesvapoteurs.ca that allows consumers to send a pre-written email directly to their elected official in just a few clicks. Once that is done, the user will receive a thank you email with instructions to fill out an online survey in partnership with Rights4Vapers and Dr. Christopher Lalonde.
How can you help?
- Contact your provincial MP: www.droitsdesvapoteurs.ca/lettres
- Complete the survey: www.droitsdesvapoteurs.ca/sondage
- Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/CDVQ4
- Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/droitsdesvapoteurs
The success of this initiative relies greatly on vape shops actively encouraging their customers to contact their MP by filling out our online form.
Together, we can make all the difference,