Flavoured Products Consultation Begins

Nova Scotians can now give their input on which flavours should be exempt from a ban on flavoured tobacco and e-cigarette juice.

The online consultation went live today, Jan. 20, with more than 490 people pre-registered. Nova Scotians who want to take part in the consultation can log on to www.novascotia.ca/dhw/flavouredproductsconsultation .

Online consultation will close Feb. 8.

The province will also hold focus groups with youth and meetings with health partners, Nova Scotia-based e-cigarette vendors and Nova Scotia-based small business organizations representing tobacco vendors. Focus groups and meetings will be completed by the end of February.

The ban was proposed as part of Bill 60, which amended the province’s tobacco legislation. After hearing from Nova Scotians, government decided to consult on flavoured products and have legislation to address them in the spring. The intent is to have separate legislation that will come into effect May 31, the same time as Bill 60 amendments.

Source: Release

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