Industry Guide to Vaping Products Subject to the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act – Summary

Overview

In Canada, vaping products that are not marketed for a therapeutic use are addressed under the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA), the Tobacco and Vaping Products Act (TVPA), and the Vaping Products Labelling and Packaging Regulations (VPLPR).

This guide provides information to industry on the requirements that apply under Part 2 of the VPLPR to vaping products that are manufactured, imported, advertised or sold in Canada. In particular the guide provides information regarding:

  • labelling requirements for a list of ingredients
  • maximum allowable nicotine concentration
  • child-resistant container requirements
  • labelling requirements for toxicity information

This guide also provides additional health or safety considerations for vaping products including electrical and mechanical considerations for vaping devices and vaping parts, as well as chemical and microbial considerations for vaping substances.

In addition to the product-specific requirements noted in this guide, it is prohibited to manufacture, import, advertise or sell any consumer product that is a “danger to human health or safety” as defined in the CCPSA (see paragraphs 7(a) and 8(a) of the Act). 

Who this guide is for

  • Manufacturers, importers, distributors and retailers of vaping products
  • Other interested parties who are affected by the regulations

In this guide               

  • Introduction
  • Legislation
  • Canada Consumer Product Safety Act
  • Vaping Products Labelling and Packaging Regulations
  • Additional Health or Safety Considerations
  • Appendix A – Information resources

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Details and history

Published: July 13, 2020

Updated: July 13, 2020

For assistance

For further information, visit the resources in Appendix A of this guide or contact Health Canada’s Tobacco and Vaping Compliance and Enforcement Program via email (hc.tcp.questions-plt.sc@canada.ca) or telephone at 1-866-318-1116 (toll-free within Canada and the United States).

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