The Province of Ontario has amended the Smoke-free Ontario Act. These amendments strengthen the restrictions on youth access to flavoured and high nicotine vape products to protect youth under 19 years of age, from the harms associated with vaping.
The new amendments which come into effect July 1, 2020 include:
- Restricting the sale of flavoured vapour products to specialty vapour stores and licensed cannabis retail stores. Other retail stores can only sell tobacco, menthol, and mint flavoured vapour products;
- Restricting the sale of vapour products with high nicotine concentrations (greater than 20 mg/ml) to specialty vapour stores;
- Specialty vapour stores will no longer be permitted to have indoor displays and promotions that are visible from outside their stores.
For more information on Smoke Free Ontario Act regulations on selling and displaying vapour products see the link below
As of January 1, 2016, it is illegal to sell and supply electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) and component parts (e.g. battery, atomizer) to anyone under 19 years of age.
Retailers are required to post signs about the new rules, and must ask for ID from anyone who looks like they are under the age of 25.
For more information about the Electronic Cigarette Act and how it relates to you, call 519-753-4937 ext. 470 or e-mail us at