Forward Regulatory Plan 2021-2023: Concentration of Nicotine in Vaping Products Regulations

Title of Regulatory Initiative

Concentration of Nicotine in Vaping Products Regulations

Enabling Act

Tobacco and Vaping Products Act


The purpose of the proposed regulations would be to protect young persons from inducements to use vaping products.

The proposed regulations would set a limit on the concentration of nicotine in vaping products.

Regulatory cooperation efforts (domestic and international)

Not applicable

Potential impacts on Canadians, including businesses

The proposed regulations would impact vaping product manufacturers, importers and retailers as they would be required to manufacture and sell only those vaping products which comply with the requirements set forth.


Health Canada published a consultation document on April 11, 2019, setting out potential regulatory measures to reduce youth access and appeal of vaping products. The consultation closed on May 25, 2019.

A summary of the consultation has been published in the What We Heard: Reducing Youth Access and Appeal of Vaping Products: Consultation Summary.

Canadians had the opportunity to provide further comments on the regulatory proposal during the Canada Gazette, Part I, public comment period, which started on December 19, 2020, and lasted 75 days.

The final publication of the regulations in the Canada Gazette, Part ll, is expected to take place in summer 2021.

Further information

Related information can be found on the Government of Canada's About Vaping webpage.

Additional information can be requested from the departmental contact.

Departmental contact information

Denis Choinière
Tobacco Products Regulatory Office
Tobacco Control Directorate
Controlled Substances and Cannabis Branch
Health Canada

Telephone: 613-859-5669

Date the regulatory initiative was first included in the Forward Regulatory

February 2021

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