Newfoundland and Labrador

               

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.

Newfoundland and Labrador implemented the Smoke-Free Environment Act and the Tobacco and Vapour Products Control Act in 2016. Under the law, the following are banned:

  • Sale to minors;
  • Vaping in public places, workplaces and vehicles with kids under 16.

Vaping will be allowed in designated e-cigarette rooms in long-term care facilities and certain workplaces.

The following are now also banned under provisions that came into effect on July 1, 2017:

  • Sale banned wherever tobacco sales are banned;
  • Point-of-sale promotion, products and promotional materials cannot be visible inside or outside the shop;
  • Restrictions on signage inside shops.

Also as of July 1, 2017, vape shops are only allowed to operate if the only business conducted is the sale of vapour products.

Newfoundland and Labrador has a very small vaping scene and retail stores can be found mainly in St John’s, with only a few shops available throughout other parts of the state.

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