Quebec’s recently proposed amendments to the Tobacco Control Act banning non-tobacco flavoured vaping products and restricting the size of disposables, pods, reservoirs and e-liquid bottles are currently undergoing a 45-day consultation period, ending June 3, 2023.
How to Get Your Voice Heard
Any person who wishes to comment on the draft Regulation must weigh in written comments on the amendment(s) to the Minister of Health in Quebec before the public consultation period ends. Follow the instructions below to submit your concerns before the deadline, and help protect choices for responsible adults
Quebec Residents – Say No to the Flavour Ban
If you are a vape consumer residing in Quebec, these regulations will directly affect you. If you don’t want your flavour choices to be taken away, you should send a letter directly to the government using this convenient form provided by the Coalition des droits des vapoteurs du Quebec.
Non-Quebec Residents – Speak Up
Write a letter to the government of Quebec in your own words, or using our helpful templates for vapers and other concerned Canadians – by making a copy, and customizing the header and footer with your personal information. Mail your letter to the Minister of Health, Christian Dubé, directly at the following address:
Minister of Health
1075, chemin Sainte-Foy
15e étage, Québec (Québec) G1S 2M1
Other Canadian Consumers – Your Province Can Be Next!
The Quebec government’s recent move to join the flavourless crusade is just part of the larger trend of increased regulatory restrictions. If Quebec passes these regulations it will set another precedent for banning flavours, which may encourage other provinces to follow in the future.
The ban will curb consumers’ choices and impact the survival of hundreds of small businesses. Make a comment on the proposed regulations using our template, and directly voice your opinions to the government of Quebec now.
Why Should You Care Even If You Don’t Vape?
You may not personally have the worries of losing flavour options on vaping products, nor experience the journey of quitting smoking. However, flavours play an important role in helping smokers quit smoking. Removing flavours completely may kill an important source for smokers to transition to a less harmful source of nicotine.
The Flavour ban is not going to help improve public health, yet, over-regulations may bring negative consequences to Canada’s competitiveness and regulation environment, ultimately doing more harm than good. Express your concerns about the potential negative effects of these proposed regulations to the government of Quebec using our template now.
Act now before it’s too late to make your voice heard, and help stop Quebec from tumbling into a flavourless landscape.