Tobacco and Vapour Products
There are new laws around the sale, display, promotion and use of both tobacco and vapour products (electronic cigarettes). These laws aim to prevent youth from purchasing tobacco and vapour products, and restrict exposure to emissions of these products.
Additionally, the provincial buffer zone around all doorways, open windows and air intakes has increased to six (6) metres. For more details on the new laws, please read the Requirements under the Tobacco and Vapour Products Control Act and Regulation information document.
In British Columbia, the sale and use of tobacco and vapour products is restricted by a number of laws, regulations and policy, including:
- Tobacco and Vapour Products Control Act
- Tobacco and Vapour Products Control Regulation
- Compliance and Enforcement Policy Manual
- Tobacco Tax Act
- other provincial acts and regulations
- acts, regulations and policy set by federal and local governments.
Learn more about tobacco and vapour products legislation, regulation and policy:
Learn more about how tobacco and vapour products laws are enforced in B.C.: