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19th April 2023
17th January 2023
Canada: In a statement on National Non-Smoking Week, health minister Jean-Yves Duclos said quitting can be achieved by combining supports and tools, such as a quit coach or using approved nicotine replacement therapies such as gums, patches and lozenges, medication, or other less harmful sources of nicotine. He also said evidence suggests that while e-cigarettes are not harmless, vaping exposes smokers to lower levels of harmful chemicals than continuing to smoke.
15th December 2022
Canada - Quebec: An Update on Québec’s Economic and Financial Situation, published by the provincial Ministry of Finance, reveals the ministry’s intention of introducing a tax on vapour products in order to discourage their use. No timeline is specified for the implementation of such a tax.
13th December 2022
Canada: Health Canada has published its long-awaited first legislative review of the Tobacco and Vaping Products Act (TVPA). It says youth access to vaping products raised concerns and that more restrictions may be imposed, work could be done to inform people better about the potential benefits and health hazards of vaping, a progressive enforcement approach to non-compliant products could be explored, and improving the quality and quantity of information on vaping would enhance the government’s ability to regulate vapour products effectively. The next review is due to begin in 2023.
30th September 2022
19th August 2022
3rd August 2022
Canada - Nova Scotia: The Finance and Treasury Board has told ECigIntelligence that the federal excise duty on vapour products, due to come into force on 1st October, will not replace the provincial Vaping Products Tax.
2nd August 2022
Canada - British Columbia: The Ministry of Finance has told ECigIntelligence that the federal excise duty on vapour products, due to come into force on 1st October, will not replace the provincial sales tax (PST) of 20% currently charged on vapour products in British Columbia.
28th July 2022
Canada: Health Canada’s Tobacco Control Directorate has told ECigIntelligence there is no timetable for the adoption and implementation of the Order Amending Schedules 2 and 3 to the Tobacco and Vaping Products Act (Flavours), restricting vaping flavours and banning sweeteners, proposed last year. An official said the information may be included in the next update to the department’s Forward Regulatory Plan.
28th June 2022
20th June 2022
Canada: The government has proposed changes to the Vaping Products Reporting Regulations, requiring manufacturers of vaping products with and without nicotine to provide Health Canada with information on ingredients and sales data. Retailers would not be required to report information unless they also manufacture vaping products. Reports on ingredients of products sold in Canada would be required a month after the first complete quarter of the year after the coming into force of the proposed regulation for each brand of vaping product or kit sold in Canada. Ingredients reports for new vaping products would have to be made on or before the day they are first sold in Canada.
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