Electronic cigarettes, refill containers, nicotine liquids and nicotine-free liquids for vaporisation

The Tobacco Act imposes restrictions on the features of electronic cigarettes and refill containers as well as on the additives in e-cigarette liquids. Currently, there are no emissions limits for electronic cigarettes. 

Electronic cigarettes refer to products that are used to breathe in nicotine-containing steam through a mouthpiece. Parts of these products are also defined as electronic cigarettes in the Tobacco Act. It is good to keep in mind that all products that are suited for breathing in nicotine-containing steam through a mouthpiece are considered to be electronic cigarettes. Therefore, a device filled with a nicotine-free liquid is considered an electronic cigarette product if it has the technical features to also use nicotine-containing liquid. A disposable device that is filled with nicotine-free liquid does not meet the Tobacco Act’s definition of an electronic cigarette. 

A nicotine-containing liquid means a liquid that contains nicotine, is intended for vaporisation by means of an electronic cigarette, and does not contain nicotine in excess of 20 milligrams per millilitre. If a nicotine-containing liquid as a permit in accordance with the Medicine Act, it is considered a medical product. A refill container means a receptacle for nicotine-containing liquid, which can be used to refill an electronic cigarette. 

A nicotine-free liquid intended for vaporisation means a liquid other than a nicotine-containing liquid that is intended for vaporisation by means of an electronic cigarette or a similar method.

Regarding nicotine-containing liquids, an additive refers to a substance other than nicotine that has been added to the liquid, its retail package or sales wrapper. Emissions mean substances that are released during the operation of an electronic cigarette.