Tobacco & Vaping

Tobacco & Vaping

  • Saskatchewan budget: Drivers and power customers win; vapers lose

    The province is introducing a 20% tax on the retail price of all vaping liquids, devices and products starting Sept. 1.
  • About one in seven young Canadians are regular vape users: Statistics Canada

    The report reinforces signs of a generational divide in nicotine consumption habits.
  • Youth vaping rates levelled off in 2020, while number of smokers declines

    New study shows 14% of teenagers aged 15 to 19 had vaped in the previous month, and the prevalence among young adults aged 20 to 24 was 13%.
  • Tobacco industry's use of Non Smoking Week to push vaping draws ire in the Maritimes

    Health groups in the Maritimes are questioning the tobacco industry's use of 'National Non-Smoking Week' to promote vaping.
  • Industry reacts to Health Canada's proposed vaping regulations

    While the Convenience industry agrees with Health Canada's mandate to reduce youth vaping, Ottawa's new proposed vaping regulations aimed at reducing the level of nicotine in vapour products will stand in the way of adult smokers looking to quit, while putting unrealistic expectation on c-store operators.In a statement, Imperial Tobaccos said the proposal "will severely hinder the federal government’s ability to reach its stated objective of reducing the smoking rate in Canada to less than 5%  by 2035."Health Canada announced Friday it is proposing to lower the maximum nicotine concentration allowed for vaping products that are manufactured or imported for sale in Canada to 20 mg/ml.
  • Health Canada proposes reducing nicotine concentration limit in vaping products

    The federal government says it wants to reduce the amount of nicotine allowed in vaping products as part of greater efforts to curb their appeal to young Canadians.Health Canada announced Friday it is proposing to lower the maximum nicotine concentration allowed for vaping products that are manufactured or imported for sale in Canada to 20 mg/ml.
  • Quebec to ban vaping flavours and restrict nicotine content

    Quebec intends to ban the sale of flavoured vaping cartridges and limit nicotine content in an effort to stem an increase in youth vaping in the province.A recent report from the Quebec Coalition for Tobacco Control found that a third (32%) of high school students consume tobacco products or its by-products“With the growing popularity of vaporization products, especially among young people, it becomes imperative to act to prevent a new generation from becoming addicted to nicotine because of these products,” Health Minister Christian Dubé said December 9, 2020 in a statement.According the Montreal Gazette, "in 2015, Quebec banned the sale of flavoured tobacco products and saw a reduction in the number of high-schoolers smoking such products within 30 days.
  • Legal tobacco sales spiked during COVID-19 restrictions: Study

    A new study is highlighting the extent of the illegal cigarette market in Canada and the cost to provincial treasuries in foregone tax revenue.
  • Legal cigarette sales up in Atlantic provinces following COVID border closure: study

    The Convenience Industry Council of Canada says the border closure between Quebec and New Brunswick may have helped choke off the illegal tobacco trade in Atlantic Canada.
  • The ups and downs of tobacco 

    After a surge in sales during the COVID-19 lockdown, how do c-stores keep smokers coming back for more?As Canada locked down in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Eyvind Dahl noticed something at his Renfrew, Ont.
  • Vapers, smokers take a hit as N.L. budget focuses on prevention

    If you took up vaping to avoid the taxes on cigarettes, your luck just ran out.A 20% tax on vaping products was a key feature of the Newfoundland and Labrador budget September 29, which aimed to focus as much as possible on community health and prevention.Vaping has so far escaped the province's sin tax net, even though research suggests the practice can present significant health risks, especially for teens and young adults.The province also added an extra 10 cents in taxes per gram of loose tobacco and five cents per cigarette.The budget also allocated $1.7 million for school initiatives, awareness campaigns and cessation programs to help reduce tobacco use and vaping.