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HESA Committee Report

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LIST OF RECOMMENDATIONS

RECOMMENDATION 1

That the Government of Canada financially support research through existing channels, and that these funds be allocated to independent research on the health effects of electronic cigarettes and related devices, and their impact on the uptake of nicotine products by youth and on other tobacco control efforts.

RECOMMENDATION 2

That the Government of Canada work with all affected stakeholders  to establish a new legislative framework (under the Tobacco Act,  new legislation, or other relevant statutes) for regulating electronic cigarettes and related devices.

RECOMMENDATION 3

That the Government of Canada consult with the public, provinces/territories and stakeholders with respect to the regulation of electronic cigarettes with a view to protecting the health of Canadians.

RECOMMENDATION 4

That the Government of Canada work with all affected stakeholders  to establish a new legislative framework (under the Tobacco Act,  new legislation, or other relevant statutes) for regulating electronic cigarettes and related devices and that this new framework address both electronic cigarettes that contain nicotine and other substances and electronic cigarettes that do not contain nicotine.

RECOMMENDATION 5

That the Government of Canada work with all affected stakeholders  to establish a new legislative framework (under the Tobacco Act,  new legislation, or other relevant statutes) for regulating electronic cigarettes and related devices and that this new framework require that electronic cigarettes be visually distinct from other tobacco products.

RECOMMENDATION 6

That the Government of Canada work with all affected stakeholders  to establish a new legislative framework (under the Tobacco Act,  new legislation, or other relevant statutes) for regulating electronic cigarettes and related devices and that this new framework establish maximum levels of nicotine contained in electronic cigarette liquid or vapour.

RECOMMENDATION 7

That the Government of Canada work with all affected stakeholders to establish a new legislative framework (under the Tobacco Act, new legislation, or other relevant statutes) for regulating electronic cigarettes and related devices and that this new framework establish standards relating to the safety of all components of electronic cigarettes, and also require manufacturers and importers of electronic cigarettes to disclose information relating to ingredients.

RECOMMENDATION 8

That the Government of Canada work with all affected stakeholders to establish a new legislative framework (under the Tobacco Act, new legislation, or other relevant statutes) for regulating electronic cigarettes and related devices and that this new framework require  that electronic cigarette components be sold in child-resistant packaging, and that all packaging clearly and accurately indicate the concentration of nicotine and contain appropriate safety warnings about the product.

RECOMMENDATION 9

That the Government of Canada work with all affected stakeholders to establish a new legislative framework (under the Tobacco Act, new legislation, or other relevant statutes) for regulating electronic cigarettes and related devices and that this new framework prohibit electronic cigarette manufacturers from making unproven health claims.

RECOMMENDATION 10

That the Government of Canada work with all affected stakeholders  to establish a new legislative framework (under the Tobacco Act,  new legislation, or other relevant statutes) for regulating electronic cigarettes and related devices and that this new framework prohibit  the sale of electronic cigarettes or other electronic nicotine delivery systems to persons under the age of 18.

RECOMMENDATION 11

That the Government of Canada work with all affected stakeholders  to establish a new legislative framework (under the Tobacco Act,  new legislation, or other relevant statutes) for regulating electronic cigarettes and related devices and that this new framework prohibit  the use of electronic cigarettes and other electronic nicotine delivery systems in federally regulated public spaces.

RECOMMENDATION 12

That the Government of Canada work with all affected stakeholders to establish a new legislative framework (under the Tobacco Act,  new legislation, or other relevant statutes) for regulating electronic cigarettes and related devices and that this new framework restrict advertising and promotional activities for these products.

RECOMMENDATION 13

That the Government of Canada work with all affected stakeholders  to establish a new legislative framework (under the Tobacco Act,  new legislation, or other relevant statutes) for regulating electronic cigarettes and related devices and that this new framework prohibit cross-branding practices, which can involve tobacco industry logos being used on electronic cigarettes.

RECOMMENDATION 14

That the Government of Canada work with all affected stakeholders to establish a new legislative framework (under the Tobacco Act, new legislation, or other relevant statutes) for regulating electronic cigarettes and related devices and that this new framework prohibit the use of flavourings in electronic cigarette liquids that are specifically designed to appeal to youth, such as candy flavourings.