It will never stop? In Canada, British Columbia has unveiled new measures for vaping, addressing the concerns of parents and experts about the health problems associated with the use of e-cigarettes and the growing number of young people using them.
A series of restrictive measures surrounding the e-cigarette, coming into effect in the spring of 2020, affect products, their access, marketing and taxation, and make the Canadian province the most restrictive in terms of vaping .
In addition, the Government of British Columbia limits the proportion of nicotine in refills for electronic cigarettes to 20 mg / ml. Vaping products must have neutral packaging including health warnings.
Advertising will be heavily regulated at bus stops and parks where young people are often located. In order not to favor the black market, the sale of flavored products is not prohibited, but will only be allowed in stores prohibited to less than 19 years.
In a statement, the Minister of Health, Adrian Dix states: " As a result, the rate of vaping in young people increases, exposing them to a risk of dependence and serious illness.".
It is encouraging that the government recognizes that vaping is a major health issue, points out opposition to the Legislature through the hon. member for Kamloops-South Thompson, Todd stone.
In addition, a bill provides for an increase in the tax on sales of products for vaping. It will change from 7% to 20% starting January 1er.