Currently, our Ontario politicians are scrambling to figure what to do with “the vapers.” Their only solution, embodied in Bill 174, is to try to rush an abstinence-only agenda through the legislature without any significant
public hearings, or a review of the science or human rights issues that should inform policy making.
As a group, vapers can make a lot of noise. Protests have been held outside ofMPP’s offices. Over 9,000 letters have been sent to our provincial
politicians. But Liberal MPPs across this province have been given scripting that says, just as we have long heard from other abstinence-only campaigners, “we are doing it to save the children” and using a biased selection of science, while ignoring the recommendations of experts such as the U.K.’s prestigious Royal College of Physicians.
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