Saskatchewan's Vaping Crisis

Youth vaping rates are skyrocketing. Youth from across the province are advocating for this to change. In November 2019 their voices were heard, and the Government of Saskatchewan and the Official Opposition worked together to protect Saskatchewan kids with the unanimous passing of Bill 182!  The Tobacco and Vaping Control Act went into force on February 1, 2020.

This is the power of youth engagement! Unfortunately, our work here is not done as one of the most successful ways the tobacco and vaping industry continues to hook kids is through the use of sweet and fruity flavours such as cotton candy and bubble gum.

We know that flavours is the way to entice Saskatchewan kids into a nicotine addiction. SK needs to follow Nova Scotia’s lead who recently banned all flavours in nicotine vaping products with the exception of “tobacco” and established a new 20 mg/ml limit on nicotine content in the devices.  Together, we can make this happen. Please consider communicating with your MLA and/or the Minister of Health and let them know how important this issue is to you.

Find Your MLA

Conact the Minister of Health:

Honourable Jim Reiter, Minister of Health

he.minister@gov.sk.ca

 

Support the youth movement below.

Youth from across the province need your help to advocate for change at the Saskatchewan Legislature. Donate today.

 

Meet the dedicated and amazing youth that have been working hard to make a change to protect all Saskatchewan kids.  THANK YOU to our Youth 4 Change groups:

Saskatoon Piapot Cree Nation University of Regina

Submit your vaping experience to youth4change@sk.lung.ca.

 

Vaping Resources:

About Vaping

Vaping Risks

Vaping in Canada: What We Know

Vaping Product Regulation

Vaping and Youth

Talking with your teen about vaping: a tip sheet for parents 

Life-threatening bronchiolitis related to electronic cigarette use in a Canadian youth

Starting in February 2019, Health Canada’s Consider the Consequences of Vaping awareness tour will travel across Canada to educate teens on the facts about vaping so they can make an informed choice.

Learn more about the tour

 

Federal Legislation

Tobacco and Vaping Products Act

 

Recalls and Safety Alerts

Information Update from Health Canada

The Ontario Tobacco Research Unit: “Interventions to Prevent Harms from Vaping” 

New Brunswick Anti Tobacco Coalition: E-Cigaretts, Vaping Products, and Flavoured Tobacco 

HealthLink BC Health Feature on Vaping

Quitnow.ca: Are e-Cigarettes Safe?

 

News Articles

Outbreak of Lung Injury Associated with the Use of E-Cigarette, or Vaping, Products

Big Tobacco: When harm reduction is not harm reduction

What are vaping-associated illnesses and why are doctors concerned?

Vaping isn't supposed to be marketed to youth. So why do I see 'ads' for it everywhere?

Is your child vaping? Regina Catholic Schools educating parents as trend continues to rise

 

More Resources:

https://www.lung.ca/lung-health/vaping-what-you-need-know

https://www.thoracic.org/about/ats-podcasts/do-you-vape.php

 

 

Page Last Updated: 03/06/2020