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The Ontario government has taken precautionary measures to protect public health by creating the Electronic Cigarettes Act. Ontario’s ECA regulates the use, sale, supply, display and promotion of e-cigarettes in Ontario. It is partially in force.

As of January 1, 2016, the ECA:

  • Prohibits the sale and supply of e-cigarettes to anyone less than 19 years of age;
  • Prohibits the sale and supply of e-cigarettes to any person who appears to be less than 25 years old without asking for identification;
  • Prohibits the use of false identification to purchase an e-cigarette;
  • Prohibits the sale of e-cigarettes in retail settings if prescribed signs are not posted; and
  • Prohibits the sale of e-cigarettes in vending machines.

Provisions related to where e-cigarettes can be used and sold, and how they can be displayed or promoted, are not yet in force.

Electronic cigarette retailers have a legal responsibility to ensure that employees understand and comply with the requirements under the ECA.

For more information on the law and electronic cigarettes contact:

The Act in Brief

Here’s a rundown of the highlights of the Electronic Cigarettes Act. Learn how the legislation protects Ontarians.
ECA highlights.

Signs for Stores

Since January 1, 2016 there have been restrictions on the sale or supply of electronic cigarettes and their component parts. Signs are required if you sell electronic cigarettes.
Review the rules.

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