In the effort to stem youth use of vaping products, Health Canada announced its final Vaping Products Promotion Regulations, which set out measures to further restrict the advertising and promotion of vaping products to youth.
Central to the government’s approach is a strict requirement to display “health warnings” on all vaping products, promotions, and point of sale materials.
While overall the new regulations are welcome by industry, it’s becoming increasingly difficult for stakeholders to accept, what may be considered as the “original sin” of the Tobacco and Vaping Products Act; the enshrinement of vaping as a “health hazard,” rather than as a tool for harm reduction.
The notion that vaping is a “health hazard” imbues the regulatory framework and nowhere does one find a comparison of the potential health benefits of vaping to the known dangers of smoking—what is hazardous to health could never provide a health benefit, so the argument goes.
Joining us today on RegWatch is Sam Tam, President of the Canadian Vaping Association. Hear his thoughts on Health Canada’s latest round of regulations and learn what the impact could be on Canada’s $1.36 billion vaping industry.
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Live Streamed: July 15, 2020
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