E-cigs a safe alternative for smokers? At this rate we may never know.

Isn't this exactly the sort of thing that Health Canada should be interested in and encouraging study on?

Scientists need Health Canada’s green light for studies because nicotine-containing e-cigarettes are currently outlawed.

But the department is treating the products like an experimental drug, dragging out and muddying the approval process, charges one respected scientist, even though millions of Canadians consume nicotine legally from an unquestionably more harmful source: tobacco itself.