Province passes bill to raise age requirements for purchasing tobacco and vaping products

Province passes bill to raise age requirements for purchasing tobacco and vaping products

Nov 8, 2023 | 5:05pm
The Government of Saskatchewan has taken a significant step in safeguarding the health and well-being of its youth by passing Bill 147 and amending The Tobacco and Vapour Products Control Act. The legislation increases the minimum age for the purchase of tobacco and vapour products from 18 to 19. Health Minister Everett Hindley said the […]

Youth4Change asks government to project kids from vaping products

May 17, 2023 | 10:11am

Members from the Youth4Change organization rallied before the Legislative Building, asking the government to protect Saskatchewan kids from commercial tobacco and vaping products. Youth4Change was started in 2018 by Lung Saskatchewan and Dr. Erika Penz, Respirologist and Associate Professor at the University of Saskatchewan, to empower youth to advocate for the government to protect Saskatchewan […]

New regulations surrounding vaping along with tax measures set to take effect Sept. 1

Aug 25, 2021 | 9:02am

Starting in September, the provincial government says, The Tobacco and Vapour Products Control Amendment Regulations, 2021 will come into force. It will limit the sale of flavoured vapour products to age-restricted vapour product shops, in-turn limiting marketing and availability to youth. September 1 will also see the sales tax charged on vapour products increase from […]

Vaping products legislation now in effect in Saskatchewan

Feb 1, 2020 | 3:00pm

In order to better protect Saskatchewan youth from risks associated with vaping, The Tobacco and Vapour Products Control Act takes effect on Saturday. “I’m excited to have this legislation in place,” Minister of Health Jim Reiter said.  “This legislation will protect Saskatchewan youth from the harmful effects of vapour products.  If you never smoked, then don’t vape.” […]

Lung Health Awareness Month declared in Saskatchewan

Nov 10, 2019 | 3:00pm

Vaping regulations in Saskatchewan were announced the same day Lung Health Awareness Month was proclaimed province-wide. The awareness month aims to showcase the importance of protecting lungs, particularly from vaping, which at this time is still a rather unknown issue. Former director for the Youth 4 Change movement Joseph Chiliak says vaping is a serious issue for […]

Saskatchewan Medical Association calls for higher legal age for vaping

Nov 10, 2019 | 10:41am

The Saskatchewan Medical Association (SMA) is happy to see the provincial government is moving towards controlling and regulating vaping in the province, but its members hope the government will consider introducing tougher laws to help control rising vaping numbers among Saskatchewan youth. During the week, Health Minister Jim Reiter announced new vaping regulations for the […]

New vaping regulations passed in Sask.

Nov 6, 2019 | 3:16pm

Amendments to the Tobacco Control Act were passed unanimously at the Legislature Wednesday afternoon. This allows the province to move quickly to ensure vaping regulations are in line with the existing tobacco legislation. “Quick passage of this legislation demonstrates how important it is to further protect our youth from vaping,” Health Minister Jim Reiter said.  […]

SK gov’t taking steps to limit vaping amongst youth

Nov 5, 2019 | 2:34pm

In a move that many have been waiting for, the Saskatchewan government is introducing proposed amendments to “The Tobacco Control Act” to bring vaping products in line with existing tobacco legislation. The proposed amendments will be consistent with the majority of provinces that have vaping legislation and will follow existing Saskatchewan tobacco legislation restrictions. The […]

Canadian Cancer Society thrilled with province’s decision to consider vaping regulations

Oct 28, 2019 | 8:10am

The provincial government has announced it will be discussing vaping regulations during the fall session, and the Canadian Cancer Society is thrilled by the news. This is something the society has been fighting for in Saskatchewan, since most of the country already has regulations in place. Health policy analyst with the Canadian Cancer Society Donna […]

SK gov’t has plan for the 2020’s as outlined in throne speech

Oct 23, 2019 | 2:14pm

The provincial government is outlining its agenda for the upcoming session of the Legislature by delivering the throne speech. The speech entitled “A New Decade of Growth”  says two goals in the speech being delivered by Lieutenant-Governor Russell Mirasty are for a population of 1.4 million and for 100,000 more jobs to be created in […]