Health Canada heading in the wrong direction on tobacco and nicotine policy


Health Canada’s review of its tobacco and vaping legislation focuses only on reducing youth vaping. It shows no awareness of the links between smoking and vaping, between adults and adolescents, and the case for harm reduction at all ages

This blog takes a critical look at Canada’s ongoing review of its tobacco and vaping legislation.

Health Canada produced a discussion document to inform the review, posed twenty-two questions and invited comments. Responses from me and David Sweanor are set out below.

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Canada’s review of tobacco and vaping legislation

Canadian tobacco control legislation requires a periodic review of its relevance and effectiveness – a good idea. Health Canada published a discussion paper for the legislative review of the Tobacco and Vaping Products Act (2018) – TVPA -and invited comments.

To put it mildly, I was disappointed with the analysis and framing of the issues.

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Clive Bates – The Counterfactual – 2022-04-28.

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