The new Tobacco and Vapour Products Control Act came into force on March 31, 2020.
The Department of Health and Social Services asked NWT residents for input on the development of new regulations under the new Act. The GNWT’s legislation aims to protect residents’ health by regulating where and how vaping products can be accessed, and placing restrictions on the display and advertising of vaping products in the NWT, anywhere children and youth have access.
To build on these protections, the Department of Health and Social Services is working to determine the best approach to keeping vaping products out of the hands of our children and youth.
Engagement feedback from September 23, 2020 to December 18, 2020
Results under review
This engagement was completed December 18, 2020
Have Your Say
The engagement was open between September 23 and December 18. We received over 100 responses to the online survey, and over 50 written responses.
We also benefitted from questions and concerns about vaping, collected from NWT students.
Your feedback will inform our regulatory development. We want to ensure that all NWT Residents, particularly children, youth and non-smokers, are protected from the risks and harms associated with vaping.
A What We Heard report has been created based on the feedback received.