Breaking Point | Industry Reaction to Flavour Bans & Tax Threat | RegWatch

Not long ago, many Canadians felt they could trust their governments to protect and promote their physical and mental well-being.

It’s a promise enshrined in Canada’s Health Act and echoed by provincial governments across the land.

But this high-minded ideal is proving a farce with the growing number of provincial bans on flavoured nicotine vaping products and crippling sales taxes and excise duty.

Darryl Tempest, government relations counsel for the Canadian Vaping Association, is joining us today to discuss the impact of Quebec’s new flavour ban and the worrying news that Ontario plans to join the federal vaping excise tax program.

Is the Canadian vaping industry at its breaking point?

Find out, only on RegWatch by

Released: November 21, 2023
Produced by Brent Stafford

This episode is part of our “Last Stand” coverage

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  1. I think too many people with power are failing to understand why people vape, even a large proportion of the teens who vape would have and will take up smoking, most likely through a black market. Flavour bans and high taxes are going to both decimate a strong industry and create a big black market, those who do not go to the black market are likely to return to smoking and undo the health improvements gained from vaping.


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