Under the new regulations, specialty adult-only vape shops, with an age verification system set in place will still be allowed to sell all the flavoured products available on the market, evenals producten met een hoger nicotinegehalte. While regular convenience and gas stations’ shops will no longer be able to sell any flavours aside from tobacco and menthol, en bij een nicotinelimiet van 20 milligram per milliliter.
Many harm reduction experts will likely agree that such a measure strikes the right balance of protecting the province’s teens, terwijl het volledige assortiment beschikbaar blijft voor volwassen rokers die willen stoppen.
The measure, which is in line with a proposal by the government of the British Columbia, will be presented by Health Minister Christine Elliott to provincial cabinet members, in the coming days. Many harm reduction experts will likely agree that such a measure strikes the right balance of protecting the province’s teens, terwijl het volledige assortiment beschikbaar blijft voor volwassen rokers die willen stoppen.
Ondertussen, as of last month, Ontario has also banned the promotion of vaping products in convenience stores and gas stations. While two other provinces, Nova Scotia and PEI, are also setting in place their own versions of flavour bans.
Nova Scotia flavour ban also applies to vape-shops
As of the 1st of April, no retailer in Nova Scotia, including speciality adult-only vape shops, will be allowed to sell any flavoured products, other than bland and tobacco flavours. & ldquo; Dit gaat over het verlagen van de tarieven,” said the province’s Health Minister Randy Delorey. & ldquo; Wat we de afgelopen jaren hebben gezien sinds e-sigaretten algemeen verkrijgbaar zijn in Canada en zelfs in een groot deel van Noord-Amerika is een snel groeiend tempo, in het bijzonder vapen voor jongeren.”
Findings from a survey conducted by non-profit group Smoke Free Nova Scotia, had indicated that 95% of youth who vape, prefer flavoured vaping products, and over 48% said they would quit vaping if flavours were banned. droevig, an important detail is being left out, would formerly smoking teens quit vaping to go back to smoking cigarettes instead?
PEI in the midst of consultations
Anderzijds, PEI is still in the midst of consultations with regards to a flavour ban but Health Minister James Aylward, has made it clear that such a measure is certainly on the cards. “We did it with flavoured tobacco, we’re going to do it with flavoured vaping as well,” hij zei.
Lees verder: The Globe and the Mail
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