The e cig market is booming in Canada, with sales hitting record highs this year.
But some Canadians say they’re still concerned about the health risks.
CBC News spoke with health experts about how they think the new devices pose to health and what they need to do to make sure they’re safe.
What you need to know about e cig products: e cig users have been known to suffer from e cig-related health problems.
One in five Canadians said they’ve had a health issue related to an e cig, according to the latest survey from e-cigarette company Vaporsworld.
They also report a high risk of respiratory illnesses.
Some people have reported being allergic to e cig vapours, including those who’ve been tested for it.
Health Canada recently issued new guidelines for e cig use and its products.
Some companies say they have been able to remove some of the allergens in e cig smoke.
But others say it’s still necessary to test and confirm their products are safe.
E-cigarettes are not smoking cessation devices, but some are being used to help smokers quit smoking.
The federal government has banned e cig brands from sale in most grocery stores.
But there are still some places that carry them.
They can be purchased online.
For example, the National Pharmacy Association of Canada recommends that people who use e cig devices to smoke should use the devices for only a short time, at least a week, before trying to quit.
There’s also the issue of safety.
The Canadian Medical Association warns against using e cig smoking devices.
But, as with any health issue, there’s a debate about how safe e cig usage is.
Some e cig smokers say the devices are not as effective as quitting smoking.
Others say they cause respiratory problems and other health issues.
The issue of how safe vaping is varies from one province to the next.
Some provinces are seeing fewer deaths from e cigarette use than others.
There are some provinces that have banned vaping altogether and some that allow it, but there’s no official federal limit.