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PHO Grand Rounds: Vaping Among Young People: Market Trends and Policy Implications

The vaping market in Canada is changing rapidly as a result of the implementation of more permissive policies in the Tobacco and Vaping Products Act in May 2018, which prompted the growth of e-cigarettes. This presentation will summarize recent evidence on vaping among young people, as well as market trends, including the shift towards high nicotine products. The implications for vaping and tobacco control policy in Canada will be discussed, as well as implications for cannabis control policies.

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Summarize the prevalence and patterns of vaping among young people.
  • Describe the changing product market for e-cigarettes and vaping products in North America.
  • Identify existing vaping policies and proposed regulatory changes in Canada.
  • Recognize the broader public health implications of the changing nicotine market in terms of smoking cessation among adults and youth initiation. 

Presenter(s): David Hammond

David Hammond is a Professor in the School of Public Health & Health Systems at the University of Waterloo. Professor Hammond’s research focuses on population-level interventions to reduce chronic disease in the areas of tobacco use, diet and substance use. Professor Hammond works closely with governments around the world and has served as an advisor for the World Health Organization. Professor Hammond’s research has been recognized by awards from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Canadian Cancer Society, the Canadian Medical Association, the Royal Statistical Society of Canada and the World Health Organization.


The opinions expressed by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies or views of Public Health Ontario, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by Public Health Ontario.


Public Health Ontario Grand Rounds are a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC). In order to receive written documentation for Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits, please check “Yes” beside the question “Do you require CME credits?” on the registration form.

College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) Affiliate Members may count RCPSC credits toward their Mainpro+ credit requirements. All other CFPC members may claim up to 50 Certified credits per cycle for participation in RCPSC MOC Section 1 accredited activities.

PHO Grand Rounds are also approved by the Council of Professional Experience for professional development hours (PDHs) for members of the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI).

For more information or for a record of registration for other Continuing Education purposes, please contact events@oahpp.ca


Public Health Ontario is committed to complying with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodations to participate in this event, please contact 647-260-7100 or events@oahpp.ca.

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Updated 17 Oct 2019