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Government of Canada supports safer supply pilot project in B.C.

| Health Canada | news releases

The opioid overdose crisis continues to be one of the most serious public health crises in Canada’s recent history. Tragically, in many communities, the COVID-19 pandemic is worsening this crisis. The Government of Canada continues to support communities across Canada as they respond to drug overdoses and harms during the pandemic.

Youth Vaping Prevention Public Education

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The Government of Canada remains concerned with the increase in vaping among Canadian youth. To this end, Health Canada has invested more than $12 million over 3 years (2017–2020) to develop and implement a national public education campaign—Consider the Consequences of Vaping.

Final Vaping Products Promotion Regulations (VPPR)

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Government of Canada is taking regulatory action to address the rise in youth vaping and to protect a new generation of Canadians from the risk of nicotine addiction and other vaping-related harms. These changes are necessary because too many young people are using vaping products—and they are doing so without understanding the risks.

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