Trump calls for ban on flavoured e-cigarettes — what is Canada’s stance on vaping?

As health officials in Canada and the U.S. keep a close eye on a surge in illnesses possibly linked to vaping, so, too, are Canada’s political leaders.Vaping has exploded in popularity among young people in both countries.A recent Health Canada survey found nearly one in four students in Grades 7-12 have tried e-cigarettes.Story continues belowAnd, according to a BMJ study, it’s only on the rise — the number of Canadian youth who vape jumped a considerable 74 per cent between 2017 and 2018.READ MORE: People across the U.S. are sick — maybe because of vaping. What’s going on?The prevalence of teen vaping has been under increased scrutiny, particularly after a handful of deaths possibly linked to the habit.In the U.S., public health officials are investigating nearly 500 cases of vaping-related lung illnesses. A sixth person died in the U.S. at the beginning of September.While none of the investigations have definitively linked the illnesses to e-cigarettes, the vaping industry is pointing the finger at black market products or “street vapes.” Many of the reported incidents have also involved cannabis-based oil.While the evidence isn’t conclusive, the U.S. has decided it won’t wait to find out.WATCH (Sept. 12, 2019): Vaping ‘epidemic’ prompts U.S. to issue ban

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