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What happens when you order a nicotine electronic cigarette in Canada

It now seems that Canada Customs no longer cares about stopping e-cigarette parcels with nicotine. I recently received all the parcels I ordered, but maybe I was lucky?

Since 2009, Health Canada's position on e-cigarettes has not changed. In fact, the current law regarding e-cigarettes is simply absurd: Health Canada allows the importation of electronic cigarettes, but not those with nicotine, citing that none of the e-cigarettes have been licensed for sale in Canada. Is nicotine extracted from tobacco worrying our Canadian government? Or is it the idea of losing more than $ 20 billion in tobacco taxes, which Canada collected from 2001 to 2008. If nicotine is a concern to the Ministry of Health, maybe tobacco cigarettes should be too to be prohibited. If not, what is the point of allowing e-cigarettes, but then saying that nicotine is illegal? Tobacco companies are also afraid of e-cigarettes. In fact, in the United States some tobacco companies are not long in producing their own electronic cigarettes, so that when the time comes to switch from one to the other, they will be ready to take advantage.

Most of the danger of smoking is in the smoke, nicotine as such is not the problem. Nicotine is actually relatively safe in small doses. The smoke-free electronic cigarette is a solution that minimizes health risks for smokers while satisfying a long-term addiction. Many ex-smokers claim that they managed to quit smoking for good, only with the help of the electronic version of the cigarettes.

Yet e-cigarettes with nicotine sometimes pass through Canadian customs and are delivered without problems, while others are not. Véronique de Montréal wrote to tell us that her V2 Cigs kit she ordered from the company in the United States, was held at the customs. She received a "Customs Entry Examination Report" from Health Canada saying that her package will not be delivered to her. The kit contained ultra-light cartridges with 6mg of nicotine per 1000mg. He was told that his only option was to call CBSA Montreal (tel 450-928-6229) and ask them to return the package to the shipper for a refund.

Veronique is not the only one who is in this situation, she says that some of her friends have received their packages of e-cigarettes ordered online, even when they were labeled as containing nicotine. This means that either an employee of the CBSA did not notice or did not know, in both cases these customers were lucky.

Here is a copy of the letter that is sent when a parcel is refused at the customs, that Veronique had received: