Proposed Regulations – Concentration of Nicotine in Vaping Products

Health Canada is conducting consultations on the proposed Concentration of Nicotine in Vaping Products Regulations (CNVPR). and open for comments and input from December 19, 2020 and closing on March 4, 2021.

The proposed regulations is published in Canada Gazette Part 1, Vol.154 on the proposed nicotine concentration in vaping products.

The proposed Concentration of Nicotine in Vaping Products Regulations would establish a maximum nicotine concentration of 20 mg/mL for vaping products manufactured or imported for sale in Canada and prohibit the packaging and sale of vaping products if the nicotine concentration displayed on the package exceeds that value. The proposed Regulations would also amend the Vaping Products Labelling and Packaging Regulations (VPLPR) to align with this limit for products intended for the domestic market, while continuing to prohibit a nicotine concentration of 66 mg/mL or more in vaping products intended for export.

The proposed Regulations, including the proposed amendment to the VPLPR, would come into force 15 days after the day they are published in Canada Gazette, Part II.

Small businesses in British Columbia and Nova Scotia would not be impacted by the proposed Regulations because these provinces have implemented a nicotine concentration limit of 20 mg/mL in vaping products. In Ontario, only small businesses that are specialty vape shops would be impacted by the proposed Regulations, since Ontario only permits the sale of vaping products over 20 mg/mL nicotine in these locations.

Any questions or concerns contact:

Manager, Regulations Division
Tobacco Products Regulatory Office
Tobacco Control Directorate
CSCB, Health Canada
0301A-150 Tunney’s Pasture Driveway
Ottawa, ON K1A 0K9