Consultation on proposals for the regulation of vaping products

Current status:

Open

This consultation is seeking comments on potential measures to regulate vaping products.

Why

The Government of Canada introduced Bill S-5 to the Senate on November 22, 2016. This proposed act will amend the Tobacco Act, Non- smokers' Health Act and other pertinent acts once adopted.

Based on this proposed act, Health Canada now wants to establish a first set of measures to regulate vaping products.

Who

We are seeking comments from:

  • consumers
  • the general public
  • health professionals
  • public health organizations
  • vaping industry

What

The purpose of this consultation is to gather comments on the measures being considered to regulate vaping. These measures include:

  • new packaging and labelling requirements for vaping products
  • information reporting requirements for vaping products
  • authorizing statements of relative health risk of vaping products
  • advertising restrictions on vaping products

When and where

The consultation will be available online between August 25, 2017 and October 27, 2017.

How to participate

The consultation document gives you information on the measures being considered.

The Bill S-5 overview and the questions and answers document provide background information.

You may submit your comments by:

  • mail
  • email, in electronic files such as:
    • Microsoft Word
    • Adobe Acrobat

Next steps

We will review all comments received by October 27, 2017. A report on what we heard will be published online after the consultation.

Related information

Contact us

Manager, Regulations Division
Tobacco Products Regulatory Office
Tobacco Control Directorate
Health Canada
AL 0301A Tunney's Pasture Drwy
Ottawa, ON K1A 0K9

Email: hc.pregs.sc@canada.ca

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