Tips for Owners

Tips for Employers

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Age

Customers must be at least 19 years of age to buy electronic cigarettes and their component parts.

Identification

Employees and employers must request Identification from anyone who appears to be under the age of 25 and confirm that they are at least 19.

Required Signs

Prescribed signs must be posted in any place where electronic cigarettes and their component parts are either sold or offered for sale.

Penalties

Persons who sell electronic cigarettes in violation of the law may be charged with an offence and if convicted could face a maximum fine:

  • For individuals: $4,000 (for a first offence) or $10,000 - $100,000 (for any further offence)
  • For corporations: $10,000 (for a first offence) or $20,000 - $150,000 (for any further offence)

Training Resources

The Electronic Cigarettes Act, 2015 (ECA) states that a store owner/operator is responsible for the actions of his/her employee(s) unless the owner exercised due diligence to prevent any contraventions. Use of this website by an employer in order to train staff does not necessarily prove due diligence for the purposes of a prosecution.

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