Important Notice

On August 2nd, 2023, the Government of Quebec published changes to provincial vaping regulations.

Effective in 90 days, into force on October 31st, the following vaping products will be prohibited for sale in Quebec:

  • All vaping products having a flavour or aroma other than tobacco (including those having a mint or menthol flavour). Unflavoured products are permitted.
  • Products that have a volume of liquid of more than 2 ml, and of more than 30 ml for liquid refill containers.
  • Products that have a nicotine concentration higher than 20 ml/mg (note that this is already restricted under Federal Regulations).
  • Vaping products that have a form, appearance or function that may be attractive to minors.

Vape regulations

The vaping regulatory landscape across Canada continues to evolve as governments and regulators consider and announce new laws that govern the vaping category. It can be difficult to keep track of these new developments and understand how new regulations impact the products that are available and where they can be purchased.

This website will give you the latest information on regulations that affect vapour products. Across all jurisdictions, your choices are being threatened and increased limitations are being imposed. This website will help you stay informed.

Our Position

Imperial Tobacco Canada supports fact-based regulations that balance the need to give adult smokers access to viable and less-harmful alternatives to cigarettes while ensuring that vaping products are kept out of the hands of youth.

The federal government has already put in place a regulatory framework for vaping products that includes limits on nicotine levels, flavour restrictions, advertising restrictions, packaging requirements and a ban on sales to minors. These laws should be strictly enforced and anyone who breaks them should be severely punished.

As seen in other countries, vaping products have the potential to play an important role in achieving the federal government's objective of reducing the smoking rate to five percent by 2035. But, in order to be successful, there needs to be appropriate regulation that allows and supports communication to adult smokers, that strictly enforces current laws and regulations, that makes products viable to adult smokers that wish to switch from cigarettes, and that implements consistent product standards. A patchwork of excessive provincial regulations will not allow these products to achieve their intended harm-reduction objective.