New Health Canada rules take aim at the ‘Wild West’ of vaping – GLOBAL

July 11, 2023

Health Canada will soon have a clearer look into the haze of Canadian vaping habits as new reporting requirements for retailers and manufacturers aim to tackle what some call a “Wild West.”

Under new regulations passed in June, businesses now must submit semiannual sales figures and ingredient lists to Health Canada, with the first reports due at the end of this year. The main goals of these reports are to get a better understanding of what vaping product are popular, especially among youth, and identifying the specific ingredients being inhaled by users.

“The vaping landscape in Canada has for some time been a bit of a Wild West, if you will,” said Sarah Butson, policy analyst with the Canadian Lung Association.

“It is really critical that Health Canada put in place these regulations to get a sense of the scope of the products that are out there in terms of sales, but also importantly in terms of ingredients.”

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