January 14, 2020 – The Government of Canada recently published the vaping products labelling and packaging Regulations in the Canada Gazette Part II, volume 153.
The Vaping Products Labelling and Packaging Regulations
- prohibit vaping products with nicotine concentrations of 66 mg/mL or more;
- require stand-alone containers of vaping substances containing nicotine in a concentration of 0.1 mg/mL or more to be child-resistant and display toxicity warnings on product labels;
- require refillable vaping devices and their parts to be child-resistant; and
- require all vaping substances to display an ingredient list on product labels.
On December 19, 2019, Health Canada announced the final Vaping Products Labelling and Packaging Regulations to create new labelling and packaging requirements for vaping products to increase awareness of the health hazards of using vaping products, help prevent the public from being misled about those hazards and to help protect the health and safety of Canadians, especially young children, by reducing the risk that they will ingest vaping substances containing toxic concentrations of nicotine.
Health Canada require that vaping substances display important health and safety information. Vaping products containing nicotine must display a standardized nicotine concentration statement and a health warning about the addictiveness of nicotine. In addition, vaping products containing nicotine must be packaged in child-resistant containers and display a toxicity warning and first-aid treatment statement.
A list of ingredients must be displayed on all vaping substances, regardless of nicotine content. These regulations will come into force on July 1, 2020 with one exception.
The requirement for refillable vaping devices and their parts to be child-resistant will come into force on January 1, 2021.
View the background information on the Health Canada’s Regulation of vaping products in Canada.
Please contact Health Canada should you have further questions.
Consumer and Hazardous Products Safety Directorate /
Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch
Health Canada/ Government of Canada