Consultation – Proposed Concentration of Nicotine in Vaping Products Regulations
Current status: Open
This consultation will open for comments on December 19, 2020 and will close to new input on March 4, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST).
This consultation is seeking comments on the proposed Concentration of Nicotine in Vaping Products Regulations (CNVPR).
There is a rapid increase in youth vaping in Canada. Health Canada is concerned that young people are being exposed to harm from vaping products. This includes exposure to nicotine that can result in nicotine addiction and an increase risk of tobacco use. Since 2018, Health Canada has identified the availability of high-nicotine concentration vaping products on the Canadian market. These products have contributed to the rapid rise in youth vaping in Canada.
We are seeking comments from:
- health partners
- the general public
- interested members of the industry
The purpose of this consultation is to gather feedback on the regulatory proposal to set a maximum nicotine concentration of 20 mg/mL in vaping products that will make them less appealing to youth. The proposed Regulations would:
- set a maximum nicotine concentration of 20 mg/mL for vaping products sold in Canada;
- prohibit the packaging and sale of vaping products if the nicotine concentration on the package label exceeds 20 mg/mL; and
- amend the Vaping Products Labelling and Packaging Regulations (VPLPR) to reference the nicotine concentration limit set out in the proposed CNVPR, while the higher limit of 66 mg/mL would continue to apply to products intended for export.
When and where
You have 75 days to send us your comments. The consultation period closes March 4, 2021.
You can find the proposed Regulations and the associated Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement in Canada Gazette, Part I.
How to participate
You may submit your comments by:
Manager, Regulations Division
Tobacco Products Regulatory Office
Tobacco Control Directorate
CSCB, Health Canada
0301A-150 Tunney's Pasture Driveway
Ottawa, ON K1A 0K9
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