The B.C. provincial government is taking what it calls “bold action” in an effort to stem the rise in youth vaping the province.
The new vaping regulations include increasing the provincial sales tax on vaping products, restricting the amount of nicotine in e-liquid to 20 milligrams per milliliter and forcing plain packaging with health warnings on all vapour products.
The new rules stop short of a ban on flavoured vaping products. Instead, B.C. proposes that flavours be restricted to shops that enforce age restrictions on sales. There are approximately 150 such stores in the province that would be able to sell additional flavours.
Many of the proposed changes to vaping in B.C. mirror the policy suggestions made by the Canadian Vaping Association and in this episode of RegWatch hear from Shaun Casey, past President and current board member of the CVA, and the architect of the CVA policy position on vaping.
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Streamed: Thursday, November 14, 2019
Produced by: Brent Stafford
This episode is supported by: STLTH