On June 18, Health Canada announced draft federal regulations for consultation to ban flavours in e-cigarettes, with an exception for tobacco, mint and menthol flavours.

The consultation deadline is Thursday Sept. 2.

An e-advocacy website has been set up to facilitate submissions in response to the consultation through an email letter sent to Health Canada.  The letter would also go to the Health Minister and the person’s MP. The website supports strong regulations to be adopted, including removal of the mint and menthol exemption.

The website can be accessed here:

www.protectcanadiankids.ca

www.ProtegezNosAdos.ca

The Protect Canadian Kids Campaign website is supported by Heart & Stroke, Canadian Lung Association, Physicians for a Smoke-Free Canada and Canadian Cancer Society.

The June 18, 2021 Health Canada news release announcing the draft regulations can be seen here:

English:

https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/news/2021/06/health-canada-announces-new-restrictions-to-prevent-youth-vaping.html

The draft regulations and the accompanying Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement can be seen here:

English:

https://gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p1/2021/2021-06-19/html/reg2-eng.html