In Canada, the Toronto public health department is asking the Ontario government to ban the sale of flavored products for vaping, except those with tobacco flavoring, at retailers accessible to minors, such as convenience stores and gas stations. -services.
Public Health in Toronto is urging the Ontario government to ban the sale of flavored vaping products, except those with tobacco flavoring, at retailers accessible to minors, such as convenience stores and gas stations.
Toronto's Chief Hygienist, Dr. Eileen de Villa, would also like the federal government to ban advertising on vaping products in these stores, in addition to limiting their nicotine content.
I am concerned about the health effects of vaping, says Dr. de Villa, who hopes to limit the " popularity Of these products among young people. She points out that the percentage of young Canadians who vape increased by more than 70% from 2017 to 2018.
Toronto's public health committee is scheduled to debate the issue at its next meeting on December 9. As of April 2020, merchants in Toronto selling vaping products will need to obtain a permit from the city specifically for this type of product. The cost of the permit: 645 $.
The Ontario government has already announced that it will ban ads for vaping products from convenience stores and gas stations effective January 1. The New Democrat opposition is asking the province to go further and limit the sale of vaping products to specialty stores and pharmacies.
Source : Ici.radio-canada.ca/