Health Canada proposes new vaping packaging requirements
Health Canada of Ottawa has proposed a new set of regulations for the labelling and packaging of vaping products. The proposed regulations would require all vaping substances be labelled with a list of ingredients, a standardized display of nicotine content and a warning about the addictiveness of nicotine. The proposals also mandate child-resistant packaging and a toxicity warning. Health Canada has begun public consultations on these proposals which will run until Sept. 5.
“The Government of Canada is deeply concerned about the trend of youth vaping, which threatens Canada's hard-earned gains in tobacco control,” said Minister of Health Ginette Petitpas Taylor. “Today, I'm happy to announce that we're moving forward with planned action, based on science, to further mandate the way vaping products are labelled and packaged. As part of Canada's tobacco strategy, we are looking at innovative ways to help reduce nicotine addiction and the harms associated with it. These proposed regulations will protect Canadians, especially young children, from nicotine poisoning, and help adults who choose to vape make informed choices about their health.”