Earlier this year, Canada’s Health Minister Patty Hajdu, had announced a ban on adverts for vaping products in places where they can be seen by minors, such as on billboards and in convenience shops. “The latest statistics — which show that vaping has doubled among high school students — are alarming,” said the Health Minister at the time. “The new measures announced today will help, but there is more to do.”
The display of vaping products at points-of-sale accessible to youth will be prohibited,
Subsequently last week, a brief by Health Canada announced that the display of vaping products at points-of-sale accessible to youth will be prohibited, as well as in any public spaces or platforms where they can be seen or heard by this age group. Additionally, any permitted ads displayed where youth are not permitted, must convey health warnings about the health risks associated with the products.
The ban is only applicable in provinces/territories that do not already have such restrictions in place. Health Canada said that it is also considering additional regulatory measures that would further restrict nicotine content and flavours in vaping products.
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