- The Canadian federal government has proposed legislation that would require vape product manufacturers to report sales and ingredients to Health Canada as part of its anti-vaping campaign.
- Under the proposed laws, manufacturers of vaping goods must disclose sales and ingredients used to Health Canada.
- The initiative builds on the federal government’s push to have warning labels printed on individual cigarettes, cigars with a filter, and cigarette tubes.
The federal government of Canada has proposed to continue its anti-vaping campaign by implementing legislation that would require vape product makers to report sales and ingredients to Health Canada.
Carolyn Bennett, Canada’s Minister of Mental Health & Additions and Associate Minister of Health declared Friday that a 45-day public consultation session would begin on June 18 to “guide the formulation of new proposed vaping product reporting laws.”
Manufacturers of vaping products must report information to Health Canada on sales and ingredients used under the proposed laws.
“A huge number of vaping chemicals are available across the country, and new formulations with new flavors are often introduced,” according to a news release on the proposed disclosure.
“Health Canada’s ability to track market changes is hampered due to a lack of information on the sales and composition of vaping products.”
Although the proposal is the first step toward reporting requirements for vaping products, Health Canada is also considering further restrictions, according to the government’s statement on Friday.
As a result, future legislation may include reporting on vaping research, development, and promotional activity data.
“As the vaping market continues to expand and encourage Canadians, especially young people, to use vaping products, we are taking steps to better protect everyone in Canada by better understanding the impact of these products on their health,” Minister Bennett said in a statement.
“The new legislation would assist us in educating Canadians about the health risks associated with tobacco and vaping product use while also advancing research aimed at reducing the number of persons affected by tobacco and vaping product-related harms across the country.”
Members of the Canadian Vaping Association in Belleville, Ont. decided to write a letter to Canada’s Health Minister, Jean-Yves Duclos, calling for “many” adjustments to the country’s vaping legislation, according to a news release from earlier this month.
If a vaping product contains a pot, it is subject to the Tobacco as well as Vaping Products Act, the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act, the Food and Drug Act, the Non-smokers’ Health Act, and the Cannabis Act.
“The federal government has among of the strictest rules in the world, which the provinces have reinforced through a slew of provincial Acts aimed to safeguard young people and nonsmokers,” said Darryl Tempest, government relations attorney to the Canadian Vaping Association board.
The plan follows the federal government’s drive to have warnings printed on individual cigarettes, cigars with a filter, and cigarette tubes.
Canada would be the first nation in the world to enact such a mandate if it were to be enacted.
Source: Global News