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Oh, Canada!

Health Canada has passed new regulations banning the sales of vaping products to minors and regulating where folks can vape in Manitoba. Members of the Canadian Vaping Council are praising these new rules as a step in the right direction. Thus far, local vape shops policed themselves regarding the sale to minors. Now, with these new regulations in place, it can be enforced. The new regulations also ban vaping anywhere tobacco use is banned and will also place restrictions on the display, advertising, and promotion of e-cigarettes and vapor products.

The new regulations will go into effect October 1, 2017.

Teen Vaping – Hype or Public Health Crisis?

Former anti-vaping Surgeon General Vivek Murthy published a report that helped feed the teen vaping hysteria. Sadly, the general public bought it and outrage ensued. Now, according to The Washington Examiner , new studies published September 6th show Murthy’s report left out key factors that tell the whole story. The former Surgeon General would have you believe that teen vaping was up by several hundred percent. What Murthy didn’t say was that the number of teens who regularly vaped was tiny. Murthy’s report counted those who only vaped once or twice as the same as those who vaped regularly. This skewed his numbers in favor of his anti-vaping agenda.

EDITOR'S NOTE: To be clear, we don’t condone underage vaping in any way. We also don’t condone deliberate misinformation spread to harm an entire industry that millions of adults need to quit and stay off tobacco.

CBD Helps Boy With Severe Seizure Disorder

Eleven-year-old Billy Caldwell has had a rough go at life. He suffers from a severe form of epilepsy and, so far, has been unsuccessful in treating it through diet and medication. Billy would have up to 100 seizures per day. When you consider that one of these seizures could prove fatal, finding something that would help was critical. On top of all this, Billy also has autism causing him to be withdrawn and isolated.

Since he started using CBD, Billy has now gone an amazing 300 days without a seizure and is now starting to make eye-contact with others, playing with toys, and reading. The change in his life has been profound.

CBD, or Cannabidiol, is derived from the hemp plant. It contains all the cannabinoids (the medicinal side of marijuana) but none of the THC (the part that gets one high). CBD can either be vaped straight, mixed with e-juice, or taken sub-lingually. Studies are starting to show that it can be used for a multitude of ailments including pain, nausea, anxiety, and inflammation. Currently, Seventeen states currently recognize CBD as a therapeutic substance, while the head of the U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse has acknowledged that it is a “safe drug with no addictive effects.”

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