Quebec struggling to enforce flavour ban, as Canada braces for national restrictions

As the Canadian government prepares for potential national restrictions on flavoured vaping products, a new study reveals one of the country’s largest provinces is having difficulty enforcing its existing restrictions on flavours.

A report for the Convenience Industry Council of Canada, based on inspections carried out across Quebec, found that while most convenience stores were respecting the province’s restrictions on flavours, an estimated 95% of vape shops inspected were circumventing the restrictions by selling flavours, such as Flvr Shot products, separately from flavourless vaping liquid. Others were offering flavoured disposable vaping devices under misleading labelling.

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