Striking the Right Balance: Vaping and E-Cigarette Regulation in Canada
Experts in both the public and private sectors met at a C.D. Howe Institute conference in Ottawa to discuss the recent outbreak of vaping-related illnesses and approaches to the regulation of e-cigarette and vaping products in Canada.
Presenters and participants explored how to balance the possible health risks posed by vaping and e-cigarette products and the benefits of smoking cessation through practical approaches to regulation.
Regulations and possible taxation of vaping products should be designed to balance the objectives of encouraging adult smokers to switch to vaping products as a healthier form of nicotine delivery, and making vaping products inaccessible and unattractive to young people.