Canadian Cancer Society reported that the number of teens and young adults who are using Vape stockists has astonishingly escalated by 74% in 2017 and 2018.
The government of British Columbia is now implementing the new strict regulations on the marketing of vape products.
Minister of Education Rob Fleming and Minister of Health Adrian Dix announced to the media about the initiatives concerning the use of e-cigarette cases of the young generation. Both agencies also proclaimed that a new youth advisory council was created to execute the new regulations to lessen vaping habits among young adults. The council was launched last September this year.
Mr. Dix also added that the youngsters across the provincial areas divulged that vape companies are targeting them in marketing the addictive and harmful product. He also affirmed that the youngsters are willing to join in this essential program in convincing their peer group to cease the destructive trend of vape addiction.
Parents play an essential role in protecting, and educating their children about its’ dangerous health risks.
In Clayton, Principal Baljit Ranu of Semiahmoo Secondary School divulged that some kids were introduced by their parents to vape products because they were not aware of its’ health risks.
Last November 2020, the latest E-Substances Regulation specified the following:
- prohibition of nicotine-cannabis and non-nicotine combination of vape products
- contents of nicotine in pods of the e-liquids and vapor are strictly limited to 20 mg of nicotine per 1 milliliter
- plain packaging must indicate health warnings
The following new restrictions were implemented by the Tobacco and Vapor Products Control Regulation:
- Flavored products are to be merchandised only in adult stores.
- No advertisements are allowed in public territories such as parks, bus shelters, and places where teens hang out or gather.
This year existing dealers were required to comply last September 15, and new dealers were required to promptly comply.
Several proprietors have forecasted that their business will be badly affected. Thunderbird Vapes co-owner, Stacey White commented that it will affect their sales because a huge portion of their stocks will no longer be allowed to be sold.
Last January 1, the district sales tax on vape substances and devices was increased from 7 to 20%.
The latest mandatory news was announced after an outbreak of respiratory ailments were discovered to be related to the use of e-cigarettes that were reported across the states in North America.
Inflammation of the lungs was the diagnosis of the vapers with presenting complaints of chest pain, shortness of breath, and coughing, which were directly linked to the use of the e-cigarette.
Last April 7, nineteen cases of lung illness were confirmed in Canada while 5 cases were identified in British Columbia.
The invention of e-cigarettes paved pay for the inevitable use of dangerous substances such as tobacco, and other illegal drugs and specifically attracting the youth, the most vulnerable target.
The skyrocketing cases of the new generation of young people becoming nicotine consumers were the basis for the government to promptly implement the new regulations of e-cigarette use.
We must all unite in this significant initiative of influencing people particularly the young to cease vaping. The advancement and prosperity of a nation lie in the future of our young generation.
Let’s now start saving our young people.