Public Health Blunder | Canada’s Vape Excise Tax Could Lead to More Smoking | RegWatch

Canada’s new excise tax on nicotine vaping products is days away from implementation, and the ramifications could be disastrous.

Excise taxes are known as “sin taxes,” which governments apply to products perceived as either morally suspect, harmful, or costly to society.

The goal of a sin tax, after revenue generation, is to reduce use. But regarding vaping, reducing use could mean a return to smoking.

In this episode of RegWatch eminent tobacco control scholars Dr. Kenneth Warner and Cliff Douglas discuss recent research on e-cigarette taxes and why Canada’s new excise tax on vaping could be a public health blunder.

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Released: September 25, 2022
Produced by Brent Stafford

Part of our “Last Stand” Canada coverage

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