Ontario’s New Democrats are raising concerns about new regulations regarding vaping.
Health critic France Gélinas says under Bill 36, the government is proposing to loosen regulations for the display and promotion of vaping products.
“Most of the vaping companies are owned by big tobacco companies, which are desperate to hook the next generation to the addictive products,” Gélinas argues.
“They want to pretend that vaping nicotine is harmless, even though studies show clearly that nicotine is just as addictive if you smoke it than if you vape it.”
Both the Canadian Cancer Society and the Heart and Stroke Foundation are demanding the the provincial government put more stringent controls on the display and promotion of vaping products.
Research from the Ontario Tobacco Research group shows that there has been a 46 per cent increase in vaping among students in grades 10 to 12 over the past two years.