Forward Regulatory Plan 2022-2024: Order Amending Schedules 2 and 3 to the Tobacco and Vaping Products Act (Flavours) and Standards for Vaping Products' Sensory Attributes Regulations
Title of Regulatory Initiative
Order Amending Schedules 2 and 3 to the Tobacco and Vaping Products Act (Flavours) and Standards for Vaping Products' Sensory Attributes Regulations
Tobacco and Vaping Products Act
Health Canada is proposing amendments to the Tobacco and Vaping Products Act (Flavours) to protect young persons from inducements to use vaping products.
The proposed order and regulations would establish restrictions on the use of flavours in vaping products. The promotion of flavours would be restricted to tobacco or mint/menthol. The use of all sugars and sweeteners as well as flavouring ingredients, with limited exceptions, would also be prohibited in the manufacture of vaping products. Sensory attributes standards are also being proposed for vaping products to further limit the range of sensory perceptions experienced by the user to those typical of tobacco or mint/mentol.
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 order and regulations would impact vaping product manufacturers, importers and retailers as they would be required to manufacture and sell only those vaping products which comply with the requirements set forth.
Health Canada published a consultation document on April 11, 2019, setting out potential regulatory measures to reduce youth access and appeal of vaping products.
A summary of the consultation was published in the What We Heard: Reducing Youth Access and Appeal of Vaping Products: Consultation Summary.
Canadians had the opportunity to provide further comments on the regulatory proposal during the Canada Gazette, Part I, public comment period, which started on June 19, 2021 and lasted 75 days.
Related information can be found on the Government of Canada's About Vaping webpage.
Additional information can be requested from the departmental contact.
Departmental contact information
Tobacco Products Regulatory Office
Tobacco Control Directorate
Controlled Substances and Cannabis Branch
Date the regulatory initiative was first included in the Forward Regulatory
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