Canada proposes new disclosure requirements on vaping sales
by CM Staff
The proposed regulations would require vaping product manufacturers to disclose information to Health Canada about sales and ingredients used in vaping products.
OTTAWA — Mental Health and Addictions Minister Carolyn Bennett announced the launch of a 45-day public consultation period beginning on June 18 to inform the development of new proposed vaping product reporting regulations.
The proposed regulations would require vaping product manufacturers to disclose information to Health Canada about sales and ingredients used in vaping products, supporting the Government of Canada’s efforts to keep pace with the rapidly evolving vaping market.
The proposed regulations are the first step of a gradual approach to introducing vaping product reporting requirements. Health Canada says it is considering additional reporting requirements for implementation in the future similar to those already in place for tobacco products. This could include reporting on information related to research and development as well as promotional activities. It could also include disclosing some information to the public which would increase industry transparency.
“As the vaping market continues to evolve rapidly and entice Canadians, including young people, to use vaping products, we are taking action to better protect everyone in Canada by more fully understanding the impact of these products on their health. The proposed regulations will help us educate Canadians about the health harms while furthering research aimed at reducing the amount of people impacted by harms related to tobacco and vaping product use across the country,” said Bennett in a statement.