Quebec

               

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.

Quebec implemented the Tobacco Control Act in 2015. Under the law:

  • Sale and supply to minors banned, photo ID required regardless of age;
  • Sale banned wherever tobacco sales banned;
  • Vaping banned wherever smoking is banned;
  • Vaping banned in cars with kids under 16, on restaurant/bar patios, on sports fields and spectator areas, within nine metres of doors, windows and air intakes of public spaces
  • Outdoor signage restricted, shops are only allowed to show availability and price
  • All prohibitions that apply to tobacco promotion also apply to vape shops
  • The ban on flavors in cigarettes does not apply to e-cigarette juice.

Quebec has a thriving vaping scene and retail stores can be found mainly in Montreal, with a number of shops available throughout other southern parts of the state.

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