Requirements under the Tobacco and Vapour Products Control Act and Regulation

New laws around the sale, display, promotion and use of tobacco and vapour products (electronic cigarettes) came into effect on September 1, 2016. All retailers and users of vapour and tobacco products must meet the requirements of the new Tobacco and Vapour Products Control Act and the Tobacco and Vapour Products Control Regulation.

Many changes relate to the sale, display, promotion and use of vapour products, with some changes affecting both tobacco and vapour products (e.g. buffer zones and use on health authority sites). All other requirements for tobacco display, sale and use remain as they were in the previous Tobacco Control Act and Tobacco Control Regulation, as well as the current Tobacco Tax Act and Tobacco Tax Regulation, and the federal Tobacco Act. Your local government may also have requirements, especially around the size of the buffer zone and outdoor restrictions such as play grounds and sports fields.

For more information on these requirements, please see the following pages:

Regulatory Signage

Health Authority Contacts

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