Regulations are being proposed that would see manufacturers of vaping products required to give Health Canada information on sales and ingredients, reports finanzen.net.
As it stands, Health Canada has only limited access to information on sales of vaping products and their composition and is therefore not able to properly track market trends. Canada’s Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, has now announced a 45-day public consultation period that would inform the development of new proposed vaping product reporting regulations, reports finanzen.net. This would mean manufacturers of vaping products would have to disclose information on their sales and ingredients to Health Canada which would support the Canadian Government’s efforts to keep the market transparent and keep pace with the growing vaping market.
"As the vaping market continues to evolve rapidly and entice Canadians, including young people, to use vaping products, we are taking action to better protect everyone in Canada by more fully understanding the impact of these products on their health. The proposed regulations will help us educate Canadians about the health harms while furthering research aimed at reducing the amount of people impacted by harms related to tobacco and vaping product use across the country," the Honourable Carolyn Bennett said.