• Maritimes Legislation

    Nova Scotia

    “The Smoke Free Places Act” was amended in May 2014 to include e-cigarettes meaning that all the rules placed on tobacco cigarette usage, also applies to e-cigarettes.  This was the first province in Canada to regulate vaping and this took place before the CVA was established as a national body.

    CVA has attempted on numerous occasions to engage with the Minister of Health and has been refused a meeting.   In light of the refusal to meet, the CVA has sent the Minister written communication to request that his Ministry mandate a 2-year review of the regulations so that any developments in research can be taken into account and potentially reflected in modifications to these regulations.  

    The CVA will keep the membership updated on any developments that may transpire on this front.

     

    Newfoundland and Labrador

    In May 2016, CVA and its counsel participated in a conference call with the Deputy Minister of Wellness and Social Development at the request of the Minister.  At that time the CVA was advised that a review of the industry and potential legislation was underway.  In June of 2016, changes to the “Smoke Free Environment Act” went into effect.

    CVA has since met with Ministry officials to recommend a 2-year review of the regulations so that any developments in research can be taken into account and potentially be reflected in the regulations.

    The CVA will keep the membership updated on any developments that may transpire on this front.

     

    New Brunswick

    The “Tobacco and Electronic Cigarette Sales Act’ was passed in June, 2015 taking effect on July 1, 2015.

    The CVA and its counsel met with the Minister of Health in November 2015 and also with the Director of Health in early 2016 to recommend a 2-year review of the regulations so that any developments in research can be taken into account and potentially be reflected in the regulations.

    The CVA will keep the membership updated on any developments that may transpire on this front.

     

    Prince Edward Island

    The “Tobacco and Electronic Smoking Device Sales and Access Act’ came into effect in September, 2015.  In October, 2015, the CVA and its counsel submitted a discussion paper to the Minister of Health recommending a 2 year review of the regulations so that any developments in research can be taken into account and potentially be reflected in the regulations.

    The CVA will keep the membership updated on any developments that may transpire on this front.

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