Canadian Vaping Regulations by Province/Territory

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Vapers in Canada often may be unaware that numerous provincial laws effect our right to vape, and Canada has enacted numerous laws that regulate e-cigarettes and vaping products. These vary between province and it may be useful to point out what laws exist that pertain directly to the purchase and use of electronic cigarettes, and what vapers need to know to stay within the law. These are the laws that were in effect as of October 2016. Currently there is legislation proposed at the federal level, yet this has not been enacted.

British Columbia

Tobacco and Vapour Products Control Act, enacted Sept. 1, 2016.

Under this law, the following are banned:

  • Sale and supply to minors (under 19).
  • Sales wherever tobacco sales are banned.
  • Vaping anywhere smoking is banned (vape shops excluded)
  • Vaping in cars with children under 16.
  • Vaping within six meters of doors, air intakes and open windows.

Alberta

No provincial legislation, but some municipalities, (i.e. Cold Lake, Red Deer, and Bonnyville) have bylaws to restrict e-cigarette use in public places.

Saskatchewan

No provincial legislation. The City of Saskatoon bans vaping everywhere smoking is banned.

Manitoba

The Non-Smokers Health Protection and Vapour Products Act, enacted Nov. 5, 2015.

Under this law, the following are banned:

  • Vaping in indoor public places.
  • Vaping in cars where kids under 16 are present.
  • There are exemptions for vaping where e-cigarettes are sold and designated smoking/vaping rooms.

Ontario

Electronic Cigarettes Act, enacted Jan. 1, 2016.

Provisions are to come into effect at a date to be determined. When that happens, the following will be banned:

  • Sale wherever tobacco sales are banned.
  • Vaping in or on school property, daycares, private home daycares, reserved seating in sports arenas, in cars with kids under 16.
  • Regulatory authority to ban prescribed flavors.
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Quebec

Tobacco Control Act, enacted Nov. 26, 2015.

Under this law, the following are banned:

  • Sale and supply to minors banned, photo ID required regardless of age.
  • Sale banned wherever tobacco sales banned.
  • Vaping banned wherever smoking is banned.
  • Vaping banned in cars with kids under 16.
  • Vaping banned on restaurant/bar patios, on sports fields and spectator areas, within nine meters of doors, windows and air intakes of public spaces.
  • The ban on flavors in cigarettes does not apply to e-cigarette juice.

New Brunswick

Tobacco and Electronic Cigarette Sales Act, enacted July 1, 2015.

Provisions include:

  • A ban on sale and supply to minors.
  • Sales banned wherever tobacco sales are banned.
  • A ban on use in indoor public spaces and workplaces.
  • A ban on or in school property, in cars with kids under 16, within three meters of patios, within nine meters of doors, windows and air intakes of workplaces.

Nova Scotia

Smoke-free Places Act (amended) and Tobacco Access Act (amended), enacted May 31, 2015

Under this law, the following are banned:

  • Sale and supply to minors.
  • Possession by minors.
  • Sale in pharmacies.
  • Vaping in any venue where smoking is banned.
  • Vaping on school property, in cars with kids under 19, on restaurant/bar patios, within four metres of doors, windows and air intakes of workplaces.

Prince Edward Island

Tobacco and Electronic Smoking Device Sales and Access Act, enacted Oct. 1, 2015.

Under this law, the following are banned:

  • Sale and supply to minors and purchase by minors.
  • Sale where tobacco sale is banned.
  • Vaping in indoor public spaces and workplaces.
  • Vaping in cars with kids under 19, on restaurant/bar patios except between 10 p.m. and 3 a.m., within 4.5 metres of doors and air intakes.
  • Vaping on construction sites.

Amendments to the Smoke Free Places Act, enacted Sept. 1, 2015.

Under this law, the following are banned:

  • Use of electronic smoking devices in indoor public spaces and workplaces, except in a designated smoking room in a long-term care facility.
  • Use in cars with kids under 19.
  • Use in restaurant/bar patios except between 10 p.m. and 3 a.m.
  • Use on construction sites.
  • Outdoor designated smoking areas that are within 4.5 metres of doors and air intakes.

Newfoundland and Labrador

Smoke-Free Environment Act, Tobacco and Vapour Products Control Act, enacted June 7, 2016

Under the law, the following are banned:

  • Sale to minors;
  • Vaping in public places, workplaces and vehicles with kids under 16.
  • Vaping will be allowed in designated e-cigarette rooms in long-term care facilities and certain workplaces.

The following will be banned under provisions coming into effect July 1, 2017:

  • Sale banned wherever tobacco sales banned.

Yukon

No territorial legislation.

Northwest Territories

No territorial legislation.

Nunavut

No territorial legislation.


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