Press Release: Alberta Moves to Tax Vaping Products

Alberta– February 28, 2020– The Alberta government announced that it will commence taxing some vaping devices and all nicotine vaping e-liquids at a rate of 20%. This new tax has the potential to undo serious strides the vaping industry has made to convert smokers away from combustible tobacco cigarettes and may contribute to a growing…

Ontario Government restricts access to products that could potentially save the lives of thousands of smokers.

February 28, 2020- The Vaping Industry Trade Association (VITA) is disappointed that the Ontario Ministry of Health has proposed regulations that will restrict nicotine levels to 20 mg/mL or less, and limit flavour profiles outside of tobacco and mint to specialty vape shops only. This limits adult access to vapour products and undermines the ability…

The Power of Scientific Misinformation – Retracting a Scientific Paper

Original Post here: This week the Journal of the American Heart Association retracted a widely cited study by Stanton Glantz that found vaping to be associated with an increased risk of heart attacks. The retraction of a scientific article is quite unusual as most flawed studies are rejected prior to publication. It should be noted…

Yukon Vaping Regulations

The Smoke-Free Places Act had not been updated since 2009, however, The Tobacco and Vaping Products Control and Regulation Act was introduced in Yukon’s legislature in early-October 2019, which repeals and replaces the old act. The legislation raises the legal age for purchasing tobacco and vapour products from 18 to 19 years old. This bill…

Saskatchewan Vaping Regulations

In early November 2019, Saskatchewan introduced amendments to the Tobacco Control Act to bring regulation of vaping more in line with tobacco legislation. The bill was debated and passed one day after it was introduced. The new rules prohibit the sale of vaping products to youth under 18, bans the promotion of vaping in places…

Quebec Vaping Regulations

Summary of recent developments: Several confirmed cases of vaping-related illness in Quebec Government announced they expect to introduce new vaping regulations in spring 2020 Regulations are likely to focus on accessibility, flavoured products and nicotine levels Québec proceeded with a review of its Tobacco Control Act in 2015, paving the way for the inclusion of…

PEI Vaping Regulations

Amendments restricting vaping were brought in 2015 to two legislations: The Smoke Free Places Act and Tobacco and Electronic Smoking Device Sales and Access Act. It contains similar provisions seen in other jurisdictions. Progressive-Conservative backbencher MLA Cory Deagle is calling on his government to raise the age to purchase vaping products on the Island to…

Ontario Vaping Regulations

Summary of recent developments: Advertising of vaping products prohibited in convenience stores and gas stations Ban on all flavoured vaping products in convenience stores and gas stations Nicotine content for vaping products in convenience stores capped at 20mg/ml More regulatory details to come in February 2020 The Smoke-free Ontario Act was introduced by the Wynne administration in…

NWT Vaping Regulations

The Northwest Territories raised the minimum age to buy tobacco to 19 as part of an overhaul of the territory’s smoking and tobacco laws undertaken in summer 2019. However, the Legislative Assembly declined suggestions from the Canadian Cancer Society that would have set at 21 as the minimum legal age for people to buy and…

Nunavut Vaping Regulations

The Nunavut government is considering changing the territory’s Tobacco Control and Smoke-Free Places Act, to help prevent vaping in general, but especially among young people. Nunavut’s chief medical officer says it’s widely believed that vape pens and e-cigarettes came on the market before regulations were ready for them. The Minister of health announced a public…

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