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Halifax (Nova Scotia), Dec 6 (Canadian-Media): Nova Scotia became the first Canadian province to ban on the sale of flavoured vape products effective from April 1, 2020, with the government to introduce more policy changes to curb e-cigarette next year. media reports said.
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The delay in the regulatory change is to facilitate sellers necessary time to comply with their existing stock, said Health and Wellness Minister Randy Delorey.
“We’re setting a stake in the sand and setting the stage for other jurisdictions across the country with a full flavour ban,” Delorey told reporters at a news conference Thursday.
With a record outbreak of vaping-related illness and deaths across North America, Canadian government had been pressurized by professionals and health advocates to address the negative health impacts.
“It represents an opportunity to curb...the key driver in terms of what’s getting youth addicted,” said Kelly Cull, regional director of public policy for the Canadian Cancer Society adding that provincial government’s commitment was a “really excellent first step.”