The Province will restrict vapour product access, flavours, nicotine content, packaging and advertising, and intends to increase taxes on vapour products, to protect youth from risks associated with vaping. “Some vaping manufacturers are using flavours and advertising to entice and normalize vaping for youth – introducing a new generation to very high levels of a very addictive drug,” said Adrian Dix, Minister of Health.
VICTORIA – The British Columbia government introduced a 10-point plan Thursday to protect youth from health risks of vaping, including reducing nicotine content in vapour pods, increasing taxes on vaping products and supporting youth-led anti-vaping campaigns.
Sweeping new B.C. regulations on vape products include higher taxes, health warnings on packaging | CBC News
B.C. has announced new rules on vape products, including higher taxes, restrictions on sales and advertising, limits on nicotine content and constraints on packaging. Beginning in the spring of 2020, vapour pods and liquids will only be allowed to contain 20 milligrams of nicotine per millilitre, and will have to be sold in plain packaging with health warnings.
As the number of cases of vaping-related lung illness grows, the B.C. government has announced tougher measures to protect young people. New vaping regulations include increasing the provincial sales tax on vaping products, restrictions on the amount of nicotine in vapour pods and liquid and restrictions on the advertisement of vapour flavours that appeal to youth.
VICTORIA – B.C. will hike taxes on vaping products and restrict the amount of nicotine in e-cigarettes but not ban flavoured vape juice, under new regulations revealed Thursday. Health Minister Adrian Dix said he will introduce legislation this month to increase the provincial sales tax from seven per cent to 20 per cent on vaping products, becoming the first province in Canada to specifically tax e-cigarettes.