On May 31, 2015, the province of Nova Scotia, Canada, became the first jurisdiction in the world to prohibit the sale of menthol-flavored tobacco products. Six Canadian provinces — Alberta, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland & Labrador — soon followed suit by passing similar legislation, with the last of these prohibitions taking effect in July 2017. As of spring 2017, more than 80 percent of the Canadian population was covered under provincial flavor/menthol restrictions.