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Health Canada Statement on Use of Vaping Products by Youth

Nov 15, 2018

Health Canada Statement on Use of Vaping Products by Youth

 

 

November 15, 2018 - Ottawa, ON 

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reported a significant increase in the use of vaping products by youth in the United States. As a result, the FDA has announced new measures to restrict youth access to vaping products and new restrictions on flavoured tobacco products.

While Canada has not seen a similar spike in the use of vaping products by youth, Health Canada is concerned and has been taking action. The most recent Canadian Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey (CTADS), which was released at the end of October, shows that the use of vaping products by youth in Canada is steady and well below levels being reported in the United States. But this is a rapidly evolving market with new products regularly being introduced into Canada, and so Health Canada is watching carefully.  

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