From: Ottawa Sun
By Aedan Helmer
The latest round of threatening letters has been mailed out by Health Canada but electronic cigarette vendors aren’t budging.
With the border essentially closed to importing nicotine “e-juice” — Canadian Border Services seized nearly 17,000 Kg of tobacco substitutes, including those destined for e-cigarettes, last year alone — homegrown business is booming.
And despite the threat from federal agencies — with little in the way of enforcement thus far — e-cigarette retailers continue to pop up across the country, either online or in brick-and-mortar storefronts.
One of the most successful chains in the country, e-Steam Canada, sprouted out of a single location in the Gloucester Centre a little more than two years ago, and now the company has expanded to 14 locations across Ontario, with no signs of slowing down — or bowing down.