This is nothing new, the situation has been difficult for years for vaping in Canada. If the associations continue to defend the e-cigarette, the attacks multiply and undermine a strategy to fight against smoking which has yet proved its worth. In recent days, theCanadian Vape Association (CVA) is concerned about a Law implementation report concerning the fight against smoking was filed on behalf of the Minister of Health Christian Dubé .
On November 26, a Law implementation report concerning the fight against smoking was filed on behalf of the Minister of Health Christian Dubé. After reviewing the press release Quebec Coalition for Tobacco Control (CQCT) about the report, theCanadian Vape Association (CVA) warns that the policy changes recommended by the CQCT would lead to increased rates of smoking and therefore negative public health outcomes.
Because indeed, it is not "measures" that are proposed in this report, the CQCT recommends the following regulatory changes :
- Prohibit flavors (except tobacco) in vaping products (however, flavors may be permitted in certified versions and sold as cessation aids in pharmacies)
- Limit the nicotine content to 20 mg / ml of nicotine
- Reduce financial access to these products among young people by introducing a tax on vaping liquids
- Establish a tariffed permit system for sale, distribution and import
- Ban new tobacco outlets and vaping shops within 250 meters of a school
- Frame the appearance of devices and fluids to make them less attractive to young people
- Add warnings about health risks.
If theCanadian Vape Association (CVA) recalls that it has always been in favor of youth protection measures and has worked with many governments to create a regulatory framework that strikes a balance between youth protection and access to adults, a certain concern remains about some of the proposals being made.
Pofor more information, go to the Official website from the Canadian Vaping Association (CVA).