Forward Regulatory Plan 2022-2024: Tobacco and Vaping Products Reporting Regulations

Title of Regulatory Initiative

Tobacco and Vaping Products Reporting Regulations

Enabling Act

Tobacco and Vaping Products Act

Description

Health Canada is proposing amendments to the Tobacco Reporting Regulations to improve the information collected by Health Canada from manufacturers and importers of tobacco products and require that the Minister disclose certain information to the public. They would also expand the scope of information collected from vaping product manufacturers and importers under the anticipated Vaping Products Reporting Regulations. They would merge the two sets of reporting regulations into a single one.

The proposed amendments would be made under new regulation-making powers set out in the Tobacco and Vaping Products Act.

Regulatory cooperation efforts (domestic and international)

This initiative is not part of a formal regulatory cooperation work plan.

Potential impacts on Canadians, including businesses

It is anticipated that the proposed regulatory amendments would improve the information collected by Health Canada from manufacturers and importers of tobacco products and vaping products, and would assist in making decisions and policies aimed at continuing to reduce tobacco use in Canada.

The disclosure requirements would give Canadians better access to tobacco product and vaping product information collected by Health Canada.

Manufacturers would be required to make changes to the tobacco product and vaping product information they are required to submit in their reports.

Consultations

A Notice to Interested Parties was published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, on December 2, 2017, with a 60-day public comment period.

Canadians will have the opportunity to provide comments on the regulatory proposal, during the Canada Gazette, Part I, public comment period, which is expected to take place in spring 2023 and last 75 days.

Information on previous consultations and details on upcoming opportunities for consultation in the area of tobacco can be found on the Canada.ca website.

Further information

Related information can be found on the Government of Canada's webpage on the Tobacco Reporting Regulations.

Additional information can be requested from the departmental contact.

Departmental contact information

Denis Choinière
Director
Tobacco Products Regulatory Office
Tobacco Control Directorate
Controlled Substances and Cannabis Branch
Health Canada

Telephone: 613-859-5669
Email: pregs@hc-sc.gc.ca

Date the regulatory initiative was first included in the Forward Regulatory Plan

April 2017

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