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Canada plans to ban flavored e-cigarettes from 2022

2021/06/23|Industry news

Canada has recently said it intends to ban most fruits flavor e-cigarette to prevent young people from consuming e-cigarettes, according to foreign reports.

According to the Canadian Gazette, it is an overview of pending government regulatory orders, which the Liberal government said would limit the taste of e-cigarettes to tobacco, mint and menthol. Cherry, melon and mango are prohibited.

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The Canadian government said limiting fruit tastes and using sweeteners as a component is expected to reduce the appeal of e-cigarettes to young people. Canadian data provided in the bulletin show that young people still have a high rate of e-cigarettes. In addition, more than 60 per cent of adolescents aged 15 to 19 use fruit based e-cigarettes, compared with 40 per cent of people aged 20 and over.

The government said Canada's proposal would be one of the strongest proposals in developed countries to curb e-cigarettes and would generally comply with Danish regulations on flavoring e-cigarettes. The government said stakeholders could submit their views on the rules by 2 September, although Ottawa is considering implementing it from 2022.

In part II of the Canadian Gazette to be released on July 23, 2021, the Ministry of health of Canada announced a new regulation on nicotine concentration (ncvpr) for electronic cigarette products, which stipulates that the maximum nicotine concentration of electronic cigarette products sold in Canada is 20 mg / ml. If nicotine concentration is more than 20 mg / ml indicated on the package, they also prohibit packaging and marketing of electronic cigarette products.

Ncvpr specifies a laboratory method, namely ISO 20714 electronic liquid - Determination of nicotine, propylene glycol and glycerin in liquids used in electronic nicotine transport devices - gas chromatography method to determine nicotine concentration of electronic smoke substances. The Canadian Ministry of health will use this method to determine if the maximum nicotine concentration is met.

Similarly, ncvpr has revised the labeling and packaging regulations for electronic cigarettes, which so far allow electronic tobacco products to contain up to 66 mg / ml nicotine; The restriction is now only applicable to export products. Electronic smoke products authorized by the food and Drug Act (FDA) are not subject to these provisions.

Ncvpr will take effect on July 8, 2021. Retailers must comply with these rules by July 23, 2021.

Law enforcement actions to resolve violations may include the issue of warning letters, seizure and / or prosecution. Non compliance with ncvpr penalties is provided in part VI of the tobacco and electronic tobacco products act.

Seasoning electronic cigarette products are very attractive to young people. In part I of the Canadian communiqu é, to be issued on 19 July 2021, the Ministry of health of Canada proposes the following measures:

Further restrictions on the promotion of the taste of tobacco, mint, menthol or combination of mint and menthol (Mint / menthol), including by instructions or illustrations on the packaging;

All sugar and sweeteners, as well as most seasoning ingredients, are prohibited, with limited exceptions to the granting of tobacco and Mint / menthol flavors;

Sensory attribute criteria are specified to prevent sensory perception that is different from tobacco or Mint / menthol.

Taste outside tobacco, as well as sugar and sweetener in e-cigarettes, can increase the attractiveness of the product, reduce the perception of harm, and increase the willingness to try or use e-cigarettes or tobacco products.

Young people also tend to think that flavored e-cigarettes such as fruits and candy are less harmful to health than tobacco flavored e-cigarettes.

The Canadian Ministry of health is aware of the important role that spices can play in helping smokers transition from smoking. The proposed measures will leave a number of taste options for adults who smoke and want to transition to or have transferred to e-cigarettes, a source of nicotine that is less harmful than cigarettes for those who have turned completely to e-cigarettes.

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