Nova Scotia is one of the first provinces in the country to set restrictions on e-cigarette products. The main purpose of the restrictions is to reduce the use of e-cigarettes by teenagers, including nicotine caps and taxes.
In May this year, Nova Scotia approved a 20 mg / ml nicotine limit for e-cigarettes, the first province in Canada to adopt such a restriction. The move comes after an amendment to ban all flavors of e-cigarettes, which took effect on April 1.
Randy delorey, the health minister, said of the ban: "this is to reduce mortality. Since the popularity of e-cigarettes in Canada and most of North America, what we have seen in the past few years is a rapid growth rate, especially among young people. "
In addition, the province will also impose a tax on electronic cigarette products, which will take effect on September 15. "We need to do everything we can to ensure that e-cigarettes do not appeal to young people, especially given the health impact," finance and finance minister Karen Casey said at a news conference. We have been worried about the increasing rate of smoking among young people, and we are taking measures to protect the safety of our young people. We will continue to be a leader in this area. "
Nova Scotia will be one of the first countries in the country to require a license to sell e-cigarettes. However, due to covid-19, regulatory procedures for the introduction of these permits have been delayed, and not all permits will be in place by July 1, as previously expected. To this end, the province is planning to use this delay to continue educating retailers and wholesalers.