Tobacco and Vapour Products
What is New?
Government has enacted new regulation and regulatory amendments in relation to vapour products under the Public Health Act (PHA) and the Tobacco and Vapour Products Control Act (TVPCA). These regulatory changes include:
A new E-Substances Regulation (ESR) *NEW*
- Amendments to the Tobacco and Vapour Products Control Regulation (TVPCR)
- Amendments to the Health Hazards Regulation (HHR)
For details on the new and amended regulations please read the Requirements under the Tobacco and Vapour Products Control Act and Regulation (PDF, 505KB) and Requirements under the Public Health Act and E-Substances Regulation information pages.
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
- E-Substances Regulation
- Health Hazards Regulation
- 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 new requirements for businesses, including the requirement to submit a Notice of Intent to sell vapour products to regional health authorities and reporting requirements:
- Requirements under the Public Health Act and E-Substances Regulation
- B.C.’s E-Substances Regulation: Retailers’ Guide (PDF, 1.3MB)
- Notice of Intent to sell Vapour Products and Reporting
Learn more about how tobacco and vapour products laws are enforced in B.C.: