Canada sets up new Regulations Excluding Certain Vaping Products Regulated Under the Food and Drugs Act
Health Canada has put forward new regulations to exclude certain health products from the application of all or parts of the Tobacco and Vaping Products Act (TVPA) when they are not associated with TVPA risks, such as inducement to smoking and nicotine addiction. The new regulations seek to ensure that the application of the TVPA and the Food and Drugs Act (FDA) and their regulations on vaping products regulated under the FDA is representative of their associated harms while achieving the purposes of the TVPA. The new regulations also extend existing requirements for child-resistant packaging under the Food and Drug Regulations to any drug or natural health product (NHP) that contains nicotine and to which the TVPA applies. The new regulations also require warning statements on the labels that the drug should be kept out of the reach of children and that there is enough nicotine in the package to seriously harm a child. These requirements do not extend to prescription drugs, NHPs or non-prescription drugs, or medical devices that are excluded from the TVPA under the new regulations.
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