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E-Cigarettes, Vaping Products and Flavoured Tobacco
 
Information on Legislation - E-Cigarettes, Vaping Products, Flavoured Tobacco

Since January 1st, 2016, New Brunswick's Tobacco and Electronic Cigarette Sales Act prohibits the sale of all flavoured tobacco products, including menthol, in the province. The sale of e-cigarette and e-juices to persons under 19 years of age is also prohibited.
 
Canada's Bill S-5 (An Act to amend the Tobacco Act and the Non-smokers’ Health Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts) will also now formally legalize (and heavily regulate) vaping and give Health Canada the powers it needs to mandate plain and standard packaging for cigarettes.
 
Bill S-5:
  • Gives Health Canada the power to implement plain and standardized tobacco packaging.
  • Applies many of the existing tobacco regulations to vaping products.
  • Prohibits the sale of vaping products to minors.
  • Restricts "lifestyle" advertising for vaping products, the use of testimonials, or any reference to e-cigarettes as healthier than standard tobacco products.
  • Bans certain flavours — like "confectionery" and cannabis — for vaping products.



Resources: Electronic Cigarettes and Vaping Products

Health Canada - Vaping (2019-2018)
Health continues to add information and guidelines for Canadians concerning vaping products on its website and is thus one of the best websites to consult for current information on the topic. The NBATC encourages you to visit the Health Canada website - vaping section - which features lots of pages with information to educate the public on vaping. Topics include: 

1. About vaping

2. Vaping in Canada - What we know

3. Vaping and quitting smoking

4. Vaping product regulation

5. Risks of vaping

6. Vaping and youth
(Special page with content aimed at youth)

 

   Vaping - The Mechanics (infographic) 
   Health Canada - 2018 
   Download it here. 

 

 

 

 

    Talking with your teen about vaping: a tip sheet for parents
    Health Canada - 2018  
    Download it here. 

 

 

 

Clearing the air on vaping - CTV News Atlantic (January 11, 2019) 
News report on the rise of vaping among youth. The New Brunswick Anti-Tobacco Coalition was interviewed to give its point of view on the topic. 

University of Michigan Institute for Social Research Report (USA) - Monitoring the Future - National Adolescent Drug Trends in 2018  - Vaping Surges Largest Year-to-Year Increase in Substance Use Ever Recorded in the U.S. for 10th and 12th Grade Students (2019)

Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (USA) - Sales of JUUL e-cigarette skyrocket, posing danger to youth (2018)

Ontario Tobacco Research Unit Project Newsletter: Youth and Young Adult Vaping in Canada (2018)

Ontario Tobacco Research Unite Update - The Tobacco and Vaping Products Act: Implications for E-Cigarette Point-of-Sale Promotion (2018)

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (USA) - Public Health Consequences of E-Cigarettes (2018)

Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada: E-Cigarettes in Canada (2018)

Non Smokers' Rights Association: E-Cigarettes (2018)  
(Position papers and research on the topic from 2013-2018)

NBATC Electronic Cigarette Fact Sheet (2015) 

Propel Centre for Population Impact - University of Waterloo- Tobacco Use in Canada: Special Supplement: E-Cigarettes in Canada (2015)

World Health Organization - Questions and answers on electronic cigarettes or electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) (2015)

Electronic Cigarette Use Among Quebec High School Students - Webinar Jan 28, 2015, by Annie Montreuil Ph.D - Presentation Slides

House of Commons Canada: Report of the Standing Committee on Health -
Vaping: Towards a Regulatory Framework for E-Cigarettes March 2015

Ontario Tobacco Research Unit (OTRU): Research on the Use and Impact of Electronic Cigarettes (2014)

 

 

 

Resources: Flavoured Tobacco

Leading From Up North: How Canada Is Solving the Menthol Tobacco Problem

Flavoured Tobacco Use Among Canadian Youth: Evidence from Canada's 2010/2011 Youth Smoking Survey

NSRA: Cigarillos: Cigarettes in Disguise 

Cigarillo Smoking in Canada: A Review of CTUMS Results, 2007-2010 

Backgrounder: Cigarillo Smoking in Canada 

Tobacco Info: Cigarillo Distributors Sidestepping the New Tobacco Act 

Freeze the Industry: Now Freezing Flavours 

Flavoured Tobacco: How the industry Baits its Prey 

Smokeless Tobacco: Candy-coating Carcinogens 

Prohibitions/Restrictions on Flavoured Tobacco Products – OTRU 2013 Monitoring Update

Menthol Cigarettes Linked to Increased Smoking Amongst Teens - University of Waterloo Study

 

 

Resources: Waterpipes/Hoohak/Sisha 

NSRA - Waterpipe Smoking in Canada: New Trend, Old Tradition. February 2012 

NSRA - Hooked on Hookah: Issue Analysis & Policy Options for Waterpipe Smoking in Ontario

NSRA - National Forum on Waterpipe Use- Final Report 

WHO Report - Waterpipe Tobacco Smoking: Health Effects, Research Needs and Recommended Actions by Regulators 

Waterpipe Smoking in Alberta: A Report by the Chief Medical Officer of Health February 2012