It's a new difficult moment for vaping in Canada and especially for Quebec vapers. Indeed, this Wednesday, the Minister of Health, Christian Dubé, announced Wednesday morning a stricter regulation of vaping products, in particular by limiting the rate of nicotine in e-liquids and by prohibiting aromas and flavors in these products. A disaster to come for the fight against smoking ...
This government announcement follows the recommendations set out in the report of the national director of public health which were also made public Wednesday morning. The Minister of Health, Christian Dubé, announced Wednesday morning a stricter regulation of vaping products, in particular by limiting the level of nicotine in e-liquids and by prohibiting aromas and flavors in these products.
The report, which aims to protect the health of the population in general, but especially among young people, where vaping is a real scourge, makes seven recommendations. In addition to the aromas and flavors, as well as the maximum nicotine concentration now limited to 20 mg / ml in all products, the report notably mentions the adoption of a specific provincial tax on vaping products and the reduction of points of sale. vaping products near educational institutions.
« Reducing the aromas is an important thing, because it decreases the appeal among young people. This is what we must be aware of "Indicates Annie papageorgiou, Executive Director of the Quebec Council on Tobacco and Health (CQTS).
To Valérie Gallant, general manager at the Association québécoise des vapoteries (AQV), there is reason to fear repercussions with a possible disappearance of aromas and flavors in e-liquids: " Reducing nicotine levels is indeed a thoughtful way to better protect young people from the “harms” of nicotine, but banning flavors is, in my opinion, a very bad idea, as it could create even more problems. with the supply of aromas on the internet and the vapoteur risks putting anything anyhow " page (in French).
For the moment, no timetable has been proposed and no one knows the period or the framework could come into force.