WE CALL ON THE GOVERNMENT TO REGULATE ALL VAPE FLAVOURS INCLUDING MINT/MENTHOL TO PROTECT CANADIAN KIDS.
Vaping is a youth issue. 84% of people who have vaped are under the age of 25. Flavoured vape products are addicting a new generation of Canadian youth and kids. Vape and tobacco industries promote mint/menthol as an adult flavours, but latest data reveals mint as the second most popular flavour among Canadian youth. Vape flavours target kids.
Over 90% of youth begin vaping with a flavoured vape product, and majority continue to use flavoured vape products. When asked, almost half of youth who vape have indicated that they would stop vaping if flavours were removed. Given the evidence showing the strong link between the appeal of flavours and youth use of vaping products, an action plan for flavour regulation is needed to prevent and reduce youth vaping.
Youth4Change is bringing together youth across Canada to make our voice heard, we are calling on the government to protect us. You can help protect Canadian kids by making sure these changes are adopted on an urgent basis to reduce youth vaping. Let the government know that you support this important regulation by filling out the form.
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- Canadian Paediatric Surveillance Program, Canadian Paediatric Society. CPSP 2019 Results. Ottawa, 2020
- Government of Canada. “Canadian Tobacco and Nicotine Survey (CTNS): Summary of Results for 2019,” July 7, 2020.
- Government of Canada. “Vaping Compliance and Enforcement Report October - December 2019,” December 2019.
For more information email: Youth4Change@sk.lung.ca