Consultation on the Second Legislative Review of the Tobacco and Vaping Products Act

Current status: Closed

This consultation ran from September 7, 2023 to November 17, 2023.

This review, the second legislative review of the Tobacco and Vaping Products Act (TVPA), will focus on the tobacco-related provisions and operation of the TVPA. Specifically, it will assess whether progress is being made towards achieving the tobacco-related objectives of the TVPA and whether the federal response, from a legislative perspective, is sufficient to address tobacco use in Canada. This review will serve to complement the first review on vaping products. Together, they will provide a baseline assessment of the TVPA.

The final report will be tabled in Parliament and will be made public on

The objective of the consultation

A key part of the legislative review consultation was to seek the perspectives of Canadians, experts, and other stakeholders as they relate to the operation of the TVPA, with a particular emphasis on the Act's ability to address tobacco use.

Those who were invited to provide feedback included:

Industry members were also welcome to provide written responses into this consultation process.

Related information

Canada introduced new measures to regulate tobacco and vaping products and a new tobacco control strategy in 2018. The Tobacco Act of 1997 was amended and renamed the Tobacco and Vaping Products Act (TVPA) and Canada's Tobacco Strategy (CTS) was launched to address tobacco use in Canada. CTS sets an ambitious target to reduce the prevalence of tobacco use to less than 5 percent by 2035, to reduce the staggering death and disease burden of tobacco use.

To achieve this target, CTS aims to prioritize helping Canadians quit tobacco, protect youth and people who do not use tobacco from nicotine addiction, support Indigenous organizations to develop and implement self-led distinct approaches to reducing commercial tobacco use, and strengthen science, surveillance, and partnerships.

As an added safeguard, the TVPA includes a requirement to undertake a legislative review of its provisions and operation three years after coming-into-force, and every two years thereafter. The public consultation will help support the evidence-based analysis and review of the legislation.

Contact us

Manager, Legislative Review
Office of Policy and Strategic Planning
Tobacco Control Directorate
Controlled Substances and Cannabis Branch, Health Canada
0301A-150 Tunney's Pasture Driveway
Ottawa, ON K1A 0K9

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