Canada Health Officials Cracking Down on High Potency Nicotine Vapes

Diane Caruana


In December 2020, Health Canada proposed a nicotine restrict of 20 milligrams per milliliter (mg/ml) for all vaping merchandise. This proposal got here in response to a flawed paper printed on BMJ, concluding that in Canada there was a rise in youth vaping and subsequent smoking. And whereas nearly a yr later, the inaccuracies within the research had been acknowledged and the journal issued a correction, Canadian authorities didn’t change path accordingly.

The new restrict, got here into impact on July eighth, and can lengthen to all retailers as of the twenty third of the month. The measure additionally features a regulation that prohibits Canadian producers from exporting merchandise that exceed a nicotine focus of 66 mg/ml.

Meanwhile Health Canada is giving retailers a two week grace interval to take away non-compliant merchandise from cabinets and return them to the producer, or take them to Island Waste Management for disposal.

The P.E.I. Lung Association hopes the ban on excessive efficiency vapes results in fewer folks turning into hooked on the nicotine. “This has big significance.… I believe that folks gained’t get as addicted to those merchandise after they’re utilizing them and present customers of vapes will discover it simpler after they stop,” mentioned Julia Hartley, co-ordinator with the P.E.I. Lung Association. “They gained’t be getting as a lot nicotine and so they’ll discover it simpler to get off these merchandise and that’s what he hope,” she mentioned.

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On the opposite hand, information from Europe has indicated that after a nicotine cap was set in place by the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD), some seasoned people who smoke who had switched to vaping, had been battling the low dose. To this impact, many former people who smoke reverted again to smoking, or resorted to buying their most popular merchandise on the black market.

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