What was this engagement about?
The new Tobacco and Vapour Products Control Act came into force on March 31, 2020. The Department of Health and Social Services is asking 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 additional restrictions on the display and advertising of vaping products in the NWT. 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.
Read the Discussion Paper
When was the engagement open?
The engagement was open between September 23 and December 18. We received over 400 responses and are thankful to everyone that responded.
How can my contribution make a difference?
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.
Where can I find results?
- We will post a “What We Heard” report in March 2021.