Vaping, e-cigarettes to be regulated by Health Canada
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The federal government plans to regulate e-cigarettes to make vaping products less accessible to young people.
"The proposed act amends the Tobacco Act to regulate vaping products as a separate class of products," Health Canada said in a statement on Tuesday.
The aim is to protect young people and non-users from nicotine addiction while allowing adults access to e-cigarettes.
"We know that there is some evidence to suggest that the use of vaping products can be used as a harm-reduction tool for people who are current smokers," Health Minister Jane Philpott told reporters in the Commons.
"But at same time, they have [been] shown to be an enticement for young people to take up smoking and become addicted to nicotine."
The government aims to regulate the manufacture, sale, labelling and promotion of e-cigarettes and vaping products.