Cross Country Checkup

Is it time to ban flavoured e-cigarettes? Plus, Rosemary Barton takes your calls

Health Canada is warning teens to stay away, while there have been more than 200 vaping-related medical emergencies in the U.S. Is it time to ban the popular cigarette alternative? Then, Rosemary Barton answers your questions!

Health Canada is warning teens to stop vaping, as illnesses related to the habit have spiked.

We're opening the lines to hear your thoughts on whether Canada should consider a ban on flavoured e-cigarettes. Then, The National's Rosemary Barton will take your calls. (Steve Helber/Associated Press, CBC)
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Mysterious vaping-related illnesses are cropping up in the United States. Michigan has moved to be the first U.S. state to ban flavoured electronic cigarettes. It's wildly popular among underage teens. 

So how should Canada address the concerns arising around flavoured e-cigarettes, the habit colloquially referred to as vaping? 

Our question this week: Is it time to ban flavoured e-cigarettes?

Then in our final half hour, Rosemary Barton — co-host of CBC News' The National as well as the new CBC election podcast Party Lines — will take your calls in our new recurring Ask Me Anything segment on Cross Country Checkup.