Status: Under review. Survey closed on November 29, 2019
Ministry responsible: Health
To address the recent increase in vaping, smoking, and tobacco use – especially among youth – we’re conducting a review of the Tobacco and Smoking Reduction Act.
This review will help us develop strategies to protect Albertans from the harms of tobacco, vaping and tobacco-like products (herbal shisha in hookah/waterpipe), and assess the effectiveness of current legislation, which does not address vaping.
We gathered feedback on:
- gaps and issues with Alberta’s current tobacco control legislation
- possible changes in legislation to reduce harms related to the use of tobacco, vaping and tobacco-like products
The survey closed on November 29, 2019. We are currently reviewing feedback.
MLA Jeremy Nixon visited communities across the province in November, on behalf of the Minister of Health, to hear from health stakeholders or advocates, health experts, and business owners/managers.
Meetings were held in:
- Red Deer
- Grande Prairie
- Fort McMurray
Summary notes are posted here following meetings with tobacco and vaping businesses:
- Convenience Industry Council of Canada (PDF, 561 KB)
- Canadian Vaping Association (PDF, 569 KB)
- Imperial Brands (PDF, 560 KB)
- Imperial Tobacco (PDF, 564 KB)
- JUUL labs (PDF, 559 KB)
- National Smokeless Tobacco Company (PDF, 750 KB)
- Rothmans, Benson & Hedges (PDF, 573 KB)
- Vaping Industry Trade Association (PDF, 142 KB)
Your input will be used to guide legislative and regulation updates in Alberta.