Saskatchewan Vaping Regulations

In early November 2019, Saskatchewan introduced amendments to the Tobacco Control Act to bring regulation of vaping more in line with tobacco legislation. The bill was debated and passed one day after it was introduced. The new rules prohibit the sale of vaping products to youth under 18, bans the promotion of vaping in places…

Quebec Vaping Regulations

Summary of recent developments: Several confirmed cases of vaping-related illness in Quebec Government announced they expect to introduce new vaping regulations in spring 2020 Regulations are likely to focus on accessibility, flavoured products and nicotine levels Québec proceeded with a review of its Tobacco Control Act in 2015, paving the way for the inclusion of…

PEI Vaping Regulations

Amendments restricting vaping were brought in 2015 to two legislations: The Smoke Free Places Act and Tobacco and Electronic Smoking Device Sales and Access Act. It contains similar provisions seen in other jurisdictions. Progressive-Conservative backbencher MLA Cory Deagle is calling on his government to raise the age to purchase vaping products on the Island to…

Ontario Vaping Regulations

Summary of recent developments: Advertising of vaping products prohibited in convenience stores and gas stations Ban on all flavoured vaping products in convenience stores and gas stations Nicotine content for vaping products in convenience stores capped at 20mg/ml More regulatory details to come in February 2020 The Smoke-free Ontario Act was introduced by the Wynne administration in…

NWT Vaping Regulations

The Northwest Territories raised the minimum age to buy tobacco to 19 as part of an overhaul of the territory’s smoking and tobacco laws undertaken in summer 2019. However, the Legislative Assembly declined suggestions from the Canadian Cancer Society that would have set at 21 as the minimum legal age for people to buy and…

Nunavut Vaping Regulations

The Nunavut government is considering changing the territory’s Tobacco Control and Smoke-Free Places Act, to help prevent vaping in general, but especially among young people. Nunavut’s chief medical officer says it’s widely believed that vape pens and e-cigarettes came on the market before regulations were ready for them. The Minister of health announced a public…

Nova Scotia Vaping Regulations

Nova Scotia was our nation’s true pioneer when it comes to legislating e-cigarettes, having introduced its province-wide framework in 2014, the Tobacco Access Act. The industry successfully managed to lobby the government, in order to remove certain sections preventing the sale of e-liquid and e-juice, restrictions that could have significantly hindered their profit margins. In…

Newfoundland Vaping Regulations

The province had one of the highest youth vaping prevalence of the entire country.  According to the Newfoundland and Labrador Alliance for Control of Tobacco (ACT), 37 per cent of kids in this province between Grades 7 and 12, vape. The Tobacco and Vapour control Products Act was amended in 2016 and 2018, with new…

New Brunswick Vaping Regulations

The Smoke-Free Places Act was amended in 2015, to include vaping. E-cigarettes are banned to citizens under 19 years (no one under that age may enter a vapour shop unless being accompanied by an adult) and outside advertising is strictly forbidden. Very little information is available with regards with the current mood of the provincial…

Manitoba Vaping Regulations

Anti-vaping activities, under the leadership Manitoba Tobacco Reduction Alliance are restricted throughout the province. The Alliance has been very vocal in asking to raise the legal age for vaping to be 21. Amendments to the Non-Smokers Health Protection and Vapour Products Act came into force October 17, 2019. The act has also been renamed to…

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