Regulating tobacco and vaping products: Vaping products regulations
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- Vaping Products Labelling and Packaging Regulations
- Vaping Products Promotion Regulations
- Nicotine Concentration in Vaping Products Regulations
- Vaping Products Reporting Regulations
- Regulations Excluding Certain Vaping Products Regulated Under the Food and Drugs Act from the Application of the Tobacco and Vaping Products Act
Vaping Products Labelling and Packaging Regulations
The Vaping Products Labelling and Packaging Regulations (VPLPR) set out requirements in two parts: labelling requirements pursuant to the Tobacco and Vaping Products Act (TVPA); and labelling requirements, child-resistant container requirements and those relating to the maximum nicotine concentration pursuant to the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act.
Vaping Products Promotion Regulations
The Vaping Products Promotion Regulations (VPPR) set out requirements in two parts: Part 1 for requirements related to advertising and point of sale promotions of vaping products, and Part 2 for required information in advertising of vaping products.
For more details about the VPPR, see Vaping Products Promotion Regulations: Information Sheet.
Health warnings for vaping product advertising were incorporated by reference in the VPPR. For more details, see List of Health Warnings for Vaping Product Advertising.
Nicotine Concentration in Vaping Products Regulations
The Nicotine Concentration in Vaping Products Regulations (NCVPR) establish a maximum nicotine concentration of 20 mg/mL for vaping products manufactured or imported for sale in Canada. The NCVPR also prohibit the packaging and sale of vaping products if the nicotine concentration displayed on the package exceeds 20 mg/mL.
Vaping Products Reporting Regulations
Under the Vaping Products Reporting Regulations, manufacturers and importers in Canada must provide vaping product sales and ingredients information to Health Canada in an electronic format using the following prescribed four forms:
- Sales Report for Vaping Products
- Ingredients Report for Vaping Products
- Supplemental Ingredients Report for Vaping Products (Suppliers) – Ingredients with More than One Substance
- Notification of Change — Vaping Product Ingredients
Note that these forms are incorporated by reference in the Regulations and may be amended from time to time. If any of these forms are modified, Health Canada will distribute the amended form well in advance of the due date for the applicable report. Regulated parties must use the latest version of the forms.
To obtain a copy of the forms, please send a request via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reports with completed forms must be sent via email to email@example.com.
Regulations Excluding Certain Vaping Products Regulated Under the Food and Drugs Act from the Application of the Tobacco and Vaping Products Act
These Regulations exclude certain categories of vaping products authorized under the Food and Drugs Act (FDA) from the application of the TVPA in cases where they do not cause tobacco or vaping-related harms and/or already have sufficient oversight under the provisions and regulations of the FDA.
For more information
- Protection of young persons – Some Key Prohibitions and related Penalties under the Tobacco and Vaping Products Act
- Industry Guide to Vaping Products Subject to the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act
- Report a defective vaping product
- Product recalls and alerts
- Battery safety
- Electrical product safety
- Online shopping: Product safety
- Use household chemicals safely
- Public Engagement: Health Canada Consultations
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