Slight majority of respondents were opposed to banning flavoured vapes

Residents of the Northwest Territories are divided when it comes to banning certain flavours of vapes, a recent public consultation by the territory’s Health Department shows.

A report on the consultation released Tuesday shows that 51 per cent of more than 500 respondents opposed the development of new regulations to limit the number of flavoured “vapour products.”

The report frames the findings as “approximately half” of respondents supporting the idea of further regulation “to better protect the health of N.W.T. children, youth and non-smokers.”

The territory introduced its first legislation regulating the sale of vapour products in March of last year, updating the Tobacco Control Act to more closely align with regulations in place across the country.

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John Last – CBC News – 2021-04-28.

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