Health Canada proposes new regulations to strengthen the requirements for labelling and packaging of vaping products
OTTAWA, June 21, 2019 /CNW/ - Clear, consistent product labelling helps Canadians make informed decisions about the products they purchase and use. The modern vaping market is rapidly evolving, and many Canadians, especially youth, are using vaping products without a clear understanding of their nicotine content.
Today, the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health, launched public consultations on proposed regulations that would set out new and updated requirements for the labelling and containers of vaping products.
The proposed Vaping Products Labelling and Packaging Regulations would require that all vaping substances be labelled with a list of ingredients. In addition, vaping products containing nicotine would be required to display a standardized nicotine concentration statement and a health warning about the addictiveness of nicotine. The proposed regulations would also mandate child-resistant containers and a toxicity warning.
The proposed regulations are expected to help protect the health and safety of Canadians by increasing awareness of the health hazards of nicotine, and creating consistency amongst vaping product labels and packages so that adults who choose to use them can more easily understand their contents. They would also aid with the safe storage of vaping products, help protect children from accidentally ingesting vaping liquid, and provide clear information on what to do in the event of a poisoning.
The consultation, which will run until September 5, 2019, is an important step forward in protecting Canadians from the hazards of nicotine in vaping products. All Canadians are encouraged to provide their feedback.
SOURCE Health Canada