Health Canada and Imperial Tobacco Canada Ltd. Meeting: Imperial Tobacco Canada Ltd. Presentation – July 20, 2022

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Imperial Tobacco Canada Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as "ITCAN") requested a meeting to present to Health Canada on the topic of ITCAN's initiatives on youth access to vaping products.


July 20, 2022


Health Canada (HC)



A meeting was held at the request of ITCAN in order to provide Health Canada with a presentation on their initiatives regarding youth access to vaping products.

Health Canada read a transparency and openness statement, reminding ITCAN representatives that the meeting is subject to disclosure as per Health Canada's Openness and Transparency policies. In the interest of transparency, the Department stated that it would be making a record of the meeting publicly available. The handling of information and privacy notice was mentioned and acknowledged.

Health Canada also referred to Article 5.3 of the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, the department's international obligation to protect tobacco control policies from the vested interests of the tobacco industry.

The Chair then invited participants to introduce themselves.


ITCAN's presentation included information on the following:

In closing, ITCAN reiterated they work with multiple partners to try to prevent and reduce youth vaping, and stated that they felt it was important that any regulatory proposals from Health Canada address youth vaping without hindering harm reduction efforts for adults who vape.

Health Canada asked ITCAN if they have a similar certification program for e-commerce or delivery companies. ITCAN responded that companies could complete the iCommit information session, but mentioned that age verification at time of delivery is not currently standard across the industry. Health Canada also asked if ITCAN had a mystery shopping program. ITCAN responded that they do not.


The meeting was then concluded.


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