Category Archives: Legislation

Estevan modifies Bylaw

Estevan modifies Bylaw

The City of Estevan, SK has modified Bylaw 2016-1975 – A Bylaw of the City of Estevan to provide for the controlling, regulating, and governing of smoking within City facilities in the City of Estevan This bylaw treats e-cigarettes like combustible cigarettes, prohibiting their use in any public place or within five (5) metres of entry/exit points,…

Senate Bill S-5 Second Reading

Senate Bill S-5 Second Reading

As noted from our previous post, Senate Bill S-5, An Act to amend the Tobacco Act and the Non-smokers’ Health Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts has been introduced and is moving through the legislative process. The history and current status of the bill can be found here:  English | French Senator Petitclerc’s…

Senate Bill S-5 Completes First Reading

Senate Bill S-5 Completes First Reading

As was previously known, Heath Canada plans to move forward with regulation of vaping products with the intent to balance the need to protect young people from nicotine addiction while allowing adult smokers to legally buy vaping products and e-cigarettes to help quit smoking or as a potentially less harmful alternative to tobacco. This news…

Health Canada to Regulate Vaping Products

Health Canada to Regulate Vaping Products

The Canadian Health Minister, Honourable Jane Philpott has announced intentions to move forward with regulations on vaping products. According to her statements, the move will balance the need to protect young people from nicotine addiction while allowing adult smokers to legally buy vaping products and e-cigarettes to help quit smoking or as a potentially less…

British Columbia Bill 14 Regulations come into effect on September 1, 2016

British Columbia Bill 14 Regulations come into effect on September 1, 2016

BC Bill 14, Tobacco Control Amendment Act, 2015 was introduced for first reading on March 5th, 2015, by the BC Minister of Health, Hon. Dr. Terry Lake. Additional information posted by ECTA can be found here. Email notifications were sent out today to many who participated in the Consultation on regulations which thanked everyone for…

CVA Files Constitutional Challenge in Quebec Against Bill 44

CVA Files Constitutional Challenge in Quebec Against Bill 44

The Canadian Vaping Association (CVA) has filed a constitutional challenge against the Quebec Governement with regard to Bill 44, An Act to bolster tobacco control. Brent Stafford with Regulator Watch released a video interview with a member of the CVA Legal Team. This is a significant (and unfortunate) milestone that they have tried to avoid, but the…

New Proposed Regulations for Ontario Bill 45, Schedule 3 (ECA)

New Proposed Regulations for Ontario Bill 45, Schedule 3 (ECA)

The Ontario Liberal Government has announced the release of new proposed regulations for Bill 45, Schedule 3 Electronic Cigarettes Act (ECA), 2015. (Consolidated Version of the ECA) In their news release, “Ontario Taking Further Steps to Protect People from Second-Hand Smoke and Vapour, Strengthening Ontario’s Smoking and Vaping Legislation”, they state that the proposed changes…

British Columbia Bill 14, Tobacco Control Amendment Act, 2015

British Columbia Bill 14, Tobacco Control Amendment Act, 2015

### Updated – See highlighted section at the bottom of this post On March 5th, 2015, the BC Minister of Health, Hon. Dr. Terry Lake introduced Bill 14, Tobacco Control Amendment Act, 2015 for first reading. The Bill amends the Tobacco Control Act by adding electronic cigarettes, vaporizers and vapor into the act, regulating sales…

New Laws for Ontario are in Effect

New Laws for Ontario are in Effect

First and foremost, Happy New Year to everyone! May the New Year bring good (or at least better) regulation to our industry! The short of the long is, as of January 1, 2016: It is illegal to sell or supply electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) and component parts (e.g. battery, atomizer) to anyone under 19 years of…