Tobacco & Vaping

Tobacco & Vaping

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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
  • Ottawa's vaping ad regulations kick in Friday

    Ottawa’s new rules restricting the promotion of vaping products are set to take effect this Friday (Aug.
  • The latest vaping news

    As a category, vaping is in flux, with new rules and regulations rolling out across the country in 2020.
  • B.C.'s new vaping rules a blow to c-stores

    The British Columbia government is moving ahead with regulations designed to making vaping less appealing for young people by restricting the availability of vaping products in convenience stores.During a news conference last week, the province’s Health Minister Adrian Dix said the sale of flavoured nicotine vapour products will be restricted to adult-only shops: “We have the power to restrict flavours.
  • Nova Scotia sets tough maximum nicotine level for vaping products

    Nova Scotia has approved a new regulatory cap on e-liquids and cigarettes making it the first province to adopt a maximum nicotine concentration of 20 milligrams per millilitre.An order in council signed in May amends the province's Tobacco Access Act regulations and takes effect Sept.
  • Recovering from COVID 19, Altria CEO Howard Willard retires

    Altria Group says that Chairman and CEO Howard Willard, who was recovering from COVID-19, has retired.
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  • Cross Canada vaping regulations update: March

    Several provinces and territories have taken steps to curb the use of vaping products among youth.Here is a list of the measures they've put in place:BRITISH COLUMBIAThe B.C.
  • It's official: Ontario to restrict flavoured vapes in effort to curb youth consumption

    Ontario will restrict the sale of vape flavours and high nicotine e-cigarettes in a bid to address youth vaping, Health Minister Christine Elliott announced Friday.The government also plans to expand prevention efforts and bolster services to help people quit vaping.“As we learned more about the alarming increase in youth vaping, one thing has become abundantly clear: we need to do more,'' she said.
  • Industry reacts to Ontario's proposed vaping regulations

    Move called a blow to c-store operatorsIndustry associations at the national and provincial levels are up in arms over Ontario’s new plan to restricting the sale of flavoured vapes and e-cigarettes in convenience stores.Last week, Health Minister Christine Elliott unveiled a number of measures designed to curb youth vaping (READ: It's official: Ontario to ban flavoured vapes).
  • Vaping risk awareness campaign launches in Newfoundland and Labrador

    Newfoundland and Labrador is contributing $75,000 to an advertising campaign intended to raise awareness about the risks of youth vaping.The Newfoundland and Labrador Alliance for the Control of Tobacco, which receives $210,000 annually from the province, announced the campaign called ``The New Look of Nicotine Addiction'' in St.
  • Vaping backlash: Nova Scotia bans flavoured e cigarettes, Ontario mulls the same

    A nationwide clamp down on vaping continued Thursday as Nova Scotia announced a ban on flavoured e-cigarettes, while Ontario hinted that it may soon do the same.
  • Judge extends order suspending legal proceedings against three tobacco companies

    An Ontario court has extended an order suspending legal proceedings against three major tobacco companies as they try to negotiate a settlement with their creditors.
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  • Labrador c-store offers the unusual: Confectionery, cheesecake...cannabis

     Brenda and Trevor Tobin prefers the path less travelled.