9 July 2019
Canada Proposes to Strengthen Labelling Requirements for Vaping Products
The Canadian government is considering a proposal that would establish new and updated labelling requirements for vaping products as well as requirements for containers for such products. According to a press release by Health Canada, the proposed Vaping Products Labelling and Packaging Regulations would require that all vaping substances be labelled with a list of ingredients. In addition, vaping products containing nicotine would be required to display a standardised nicotine concentration statement and a health warning about the addictiveness of nicotine. The proposed regulations would also mandate child-resistant containers and a toxicity warning.
Canadian health authorities believe the proposed regulations will help protect the health and safety of Canadians by increasing awareness of the health hazards of nicotine and creating consistency amongst vaping product labels and packages so that adults who choose to use them can more easily understand their contents. They would also aid with the safe storage of vaping products, help protect children from accidentally ingesting vaping liquid, and provide clear information on what to do in the event of poisoning. Interested parties may submit comments on the proposal by 5 September.