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…

BC Vaping Regulations

Summary of recent developments: In November 2019, the government announced many changes to vaping rules including higher taxes (20%), restrictions on sales and advertising, limits on nicotine content and constraints on packaging Government expects to introduce draft regulations on flavour bans in March 2020 The tax on tobacco products increased as of January 1, 2020…

Alberta Vaping Regulations

Alberta is the only Canadian province currently without legislation regulating vaping. The new United Conservative government has so far employed a prudent approach, centred on fact gathering. Through public statements from the province’s chief medical officer of health, Alberta recognizes the risks associated to vaping, but nuanced this statement by indicating the relative newness of…

Press Release: Vaping Regulations Could Be Subject to Constitutional Challenges

Press Release by The Canadian Constitution Foundation – Original article posted here TORONTO, ONTARIO — The Canadian Constitution Foundation today released the executive statement of an upcoming report by Dr. Leonid Sirota, professor of law at the Auckland University of Technology Law School, that outlines possible avenues for a constitutional challenge to current and proposed…

Mark Tyndall’s Submission to the BC Ministry of Health Protection Branch

Dear Ministry of Health: I would like to provide some comments on the new regulatory framework presented by the Ministry of Health under the Tobacco and Vapour Products Control Act (TVPCA) that was put out for public consultation. These are my own thoughts and do not necessarily represent the views of UBC. In addition, I…

VITA VPPR Submission Jan 20, 2020

The Vaping Industry Trade Association (VITA) appreciates the opportunity to respond to Health Canada’s consultation on the Proposed Vaping Products Promotion Regulations (VPPR), as published in Canada Gazette, Part I on December 21, 2019. About VITA: VITA/ARIV is a non-profit trade association representing vaping industry stakeholders, including Dvine Laboratories, JUUL Labs Canada Ltd., Valor Distributions,…

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