OUTSTANDING Investigative reporting by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation on #FifthEstate show.
An in-depth & highly informative investigative reporting. Exposes the hypocrisy and double standard of Health Canada – that allows legal sale of proven cancer causing Cigarette but 95% safer eCigarettes product (official position of Public Health England, UK) is still illegal in Canada.
I am a non-smoker and never picked up smoking. I recognize that addiction is bad (nicotine, alcohol, caffeine, gambling etc.) but sale of these addictive products are legal around world. Then why not legalize e-cigarette that allows people getting off smoking cigarette and government research (UK) has found vaping is 95% safer comparatively and millions are vouching for it.
I am particularly happy that my nephew, Ashutosh Jha ‘s company #180Smoke is prominently featured in this report. His business partner and renowned Canadian Heart Surgeon, Dr Gopal Bhatnagar made an excellent case for vaping and e-Cigarette. Their company already has more than five stores and several franchise stores. They recently secured their first round of venture funding as well. I am encouraged that efforts of Ashutosh Jha, Dr Gopal Bhatnagar and their third partner Boris Hex Giller is in the right direction.
It warms my heart to see that Ashutosh Jha appears to have made right choice of giving up his IT professional career with Accenture Canada almost four years ago for a right entrepreneurial venture. Hopefully #ImperialTobacoCanada or other big tobacco companies would leverage such entrepreneurial zeal of young entrepreneurs like Ashutosh Jha and Company…