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Nova Scotia

               

Brief Overview

Health Canada classifies nicotine-containing e-cigarettes as new drugs under the Food and Drug Regulations. As such, there are restrictions on their sale, advertisement, promotion, sponsorship, importation and manufacturing. Products without nicotine are not regulated.

Nova Scotia implemented the Smoke-free Places Act and the Tobacco Access Act in 2016. Under this law, the following are banned:

  • Sale and supply to minors;
  • Possession by minors;
  • Sale in pharmacies;
  • Vaping in any venue where smoking is banned;
  • Vaping on school property, in cars with kids under 19, on restaurant/bar patios, within four metres of doors, windows and air intakes of workplaces;
  • Requirement to display age restriction signage;
  • Point-of-sale promotion. (Vape shops are exempt but there is a ban on any promotion from outside the shop.)

Nova Scotia has a small vaping scene and retail stores can be found mainly in Dartmouth, with only a few shops available throughout other parts of the state.

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