Vapour Products

What was this engagement about?

On November 14, 2019, the Minister of Health announced the intention to strengthen the current regulatory framework to address the rise in youth vaping. The Ministry of Health (the Ministry) is proposing new regulations under the Tobacco and Vapour Products Control Act (TVPCA) and the Public Health Act (PHA) with the proposed regulations under the TVPCA and the PHA to be enacted on April 1, 2020.

As part of the process to develop the regulatory framework, the Ministry is seeking comments on the proposed regulatory changes outlined in the intentions paper. The intentions paper provides:

  • a summary of the proposed regulations;
  • implications of the regulations for youth, consumers, industry and retailers;
  • intended implementation timeframe for the proposed regulations; and,
  • information on how to provide comments to the Ministry


Those interested were invited to submit comments on the proposed changes until January 24, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.


How will my contribution make a difference?

Input received will be considered in proposed regulatory changes aimed at protecting youth from vaping.


Details of the Consultation:

Date: December 18, 2019 to January 24, 2020.

Status: Closed

Location: Province-wide

Category: Health and Safety

Type: Online, Email, Mail


Personal information is collected by the Ministry of Health under the authority of section 26(c) and 26(e) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, for the purposes of informing the vaping regulatory framework. If you have any questions about the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information, please contact: Lee Scalzo, A/Manager, Tobacco and Vapour Products Program, Health Protection Branch, Population and Public Health. Ministry of Health, PO BOX 9646 Stn Prov Govt, Victoria BC, V8W 9P1. Telephone: 250-952-3105
The Ministry also encourages associations to distribute the intentions paper among their members. All submissions will be treated with confidentiality by Ministry staff when preparing consultation reports. Please note however that comments you provide and information that identifies you as the source of those comments may be publicly available if a Freedom of Information request is made under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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