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From February of 2022, subscribers will be able to view and filter individual regulatory alerts per region. If you want to get our monthly compilations, visit our alerts Round-up section.

28th June 2022 - Canada, North America |
Canada: Canada’s 2022 budget has received royal assent, introducing federal excise duty on vaping products effective 1st October 2022. The rate would be CAD1.00 (USD0.80) per 2 ml, or fraction thereof, for containers with 10 ml or less of e-liquid. For containers with more than 10 ml, the applicable rate would be CAD5.00 (USD3.90) for the first 10 ml, and CAD1.00 (USD0.80) for every additional 10 ml, or fraction thereof.
20th June 2022 - Canada, North America |

Canada: The government has proposed changes to the Vaping Products Reporting Regulations, requiring manufacturers of vaping products with and without nicotine to provide Health Canada with information on ingredients and sales data. Retailers would not be required to report information unless they also manufacture vaping products. Reports on ingredients of products sold in Canada would be required a month after the first complete quarter of the year after the coming into force of the proposed regulation for each brand of vaping product or kit sold in Canada. Ingredients reports for new vaping products would have to be made on or before the day they are first sold in Canada.

15th June 2022 - Canada, North America |

Canada: An industry pilot project on recycling of cannabis vape products to tackle consumer waste has ended due to a lack of participation, media reports. The programme, which began in December 2020, aimed to equip over 200 stores in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario with countertop collection boxes, which would then be managed by Quantum Lifecycle Partners, specialists in recycling electronic goods.

26th April 2022 - Canada, North America |

Canada: Health Canada’s consultation on the Tobacco and Vaping Products Act ends tomorrow, 27th April. The government has outlined five objectives for vaping products – restricting access to e-cigarettes, preventing misconceptions about the health hazards of vaping, enhancing public awareness of those hazards, preventing initiation into vaping, and protecting people from exposure to vaping. Final submissions can be sent to [email protected].

8th April 2022 - Canada, North America |
Canada: According to the Federal Budget 2022, e-liquid with or without nicotine will be taxed at a rate of CAD1 ($0.79) per 2 ml, or fraction thereof for the first 10 ml of vaping substance, and CAD1 ($0.79) per 10 ml, or fraction thereof, for volumes beyond that. If a province or territory decides to participate in a coordinated vaping taxation regime administered by the federal government the rates would double, meaning the proposed combined rate would be CAD2 ($1.58) per 2 ml, or fraction thereof, for the first 10 ml of vaping substance, and CAD2 ($1.58) per 10 ml, or fraction thereof, for volumes beyond that. More information can be found in our latest news briefing.
Canada - New Brunswick: Yesterday, the Court of Queen's Bench of Fredericton rejected a motion filed by a group of vape stores to suspend the province's ban on flavoured e-cigarettes introduced in September 2021local media reports. The plaintiffs were also seeking to halt a requirement for vape stores to obtain a licence, which enters into force today.

Canada - New Brunswick: A judge will give a decision tomorrow, 31st March, on a bid by a group of vape stores to suspend the province’s ban on flavoured e-cigarettes, introduced in September 2021local media reports. The plaintiffs are also seeking to halt a requirement for vape stores to obtain a licence, due to come into force on Friday, 1st April.

28th February 2022 - Canada, North America, Ontario |
Canada - Ontario:  France Gélinas, a member of the New Democratic Party, which is part of the minority coalition, tabled Bill 85 “Vaping is not for Kids”. The proposal aims to restrict the sale of vapour products to speciality vape stores, prohibit the promotion of e-cigarette products, and raise the minimum age for purchasing vaping products from 18 to 21.
28th February 2022 - Alberta, Canada, North America |
Canada - Alberta: The provincial government will not introduce a standalone provincial tax for vapour products through the Budget 2022 (page 181). Alberta will work with the federal government to explore a coordinated taxation approach to collect a provincial tax on vaping products. According to the Budget 2022 documents, a coordinated tax structure would minimise the burden on Alberta businesses and could also reduce the risks of interprovincial smuggling and tax leakage.