E-Cigarettes (Vapes)

Electronic Cigarettes are products in the market that have been increasing in popularity. In 2016 the Newfoundland and Labrador Government introduced and passed amendments to the Tobacco and Vapour Products Control Act which regulated e-cigarettes in the same way that “regular” cigarettes are sold in the province. E-cigarettes are not to be used in enclosed public spaces, sold to anyone under the age of 19, and starting in 2017, are to be kept in hidden displays in retail establishments. In addition, the Government of Canada has introduced Bill S-5 which allows adults, in particular adult smokers, to legally access vaping products as a less harmful alternative to tobacco.

E-Cigarette Education

Statement from the Council of Chief Medical Officers of Health on the increasing rates of youth vaping in Canada 2019

In August 2014 the World Health Organization (WHO), released a report on the regulation of E-Cigarettes. It explains that while additional research is needed on multiple areas of e-cigarette use, regulations are required now to address health concerns caused by these devices.

For More Information

Provincial/Territorial E-Cigarette Legislation in Canada.

OTRU Youth and Young Adult Vaping in Canada

New Research on Health Risks Associated with E-Cigarettes!

E-Cigarettes linked to incurable lung disease

E-Cigarettes and childhood poisonings