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Tobacco and Vaping Products Act

Version of section 2 from 2018-10-17 to 2019-06-16:

Marginal note:Definitions

 The definitions in this section apply in this Act.


accessory means a product that may be used in the consumption of a tobacco product, including a pipe, cigarette holder, cigar clip, lighter and matches, and also means a water pipe. It does not include cannabis accessories, as defined in subsection 2(1) of the Cannabis Act. (accessoire)


additive, in respect of tobacco products, means an ingredient other than tobacco leaves. (additif)


analyst means a person designated as an analyst under subsection 34(1). (analyste)

blunt wrap

blunt wrap means a sheet, including one that is rolled, that is composed of natural or reconstituted tobacco and that is ready to be filled. (feuille d’enveloppe)

brand element

brand element includes a brand name, trade-mark, trade-name, distinguishing guise, logo, graphic arrangement, design or slogan that is reasonably associated with, or that evokes, a product, a service or a brand of product or service, but does not include a colour. (élément de marque)


emission means a substance that is produced when a tobacco product or vaping product is used. (émission)


entity includes a corporation, firm, partnership, association, society, trust or other organization, whether incorporated or not. (entité)


furnish means to sell, lend, assign, give or send, with or without consideration, or to barter or deposit with another person for the performance of a service. (fournir)


ingredient means any substance used in the manufacture of a tobacco product, vaping product or their components, including any substance used in the manufacture of that substance, and, in respect of a tobacco product, also includes tobacco leaves. (ingrédient)


inspector means a person designated as an inspector under subsection 34(1). (inspecteur)

lifestyle advertising

lifestyle advertising means advertising that associates a product with, or evokes a positive or negative emotion about or image of, a way of life such as one that includes glamour, recreation, excitement, vitality, risk or daring. (publicité de style de vie)

little cigar

little cigar means a roll or tubular construction that

  • (a) is intended for smoking;

  • (b) contains a filler composed of natural or reconstituted tobacco;

  • (c) has a wrapper, or a binder and a wrapper, composed of natural or reconstituted tobacco; and

  • (d) has a cigarette filter or weighs no more than 1.4 g, excluding the weight of any mouthpiece or tip.

It includes any tobacco product that is designated by the regulations to be a little cigar. (petit cigare)


manufacture, in respect of a tobacco product or vaping product, includes the manufacture of a tobacco product or vaping product for export, as well as the packaging, labelling, distributing and importing of a tobacco or vaping product for sale in Canada. (fabriquer)


manufacturer, in respect of a tobacco product or vaping product, includes any entity that is associated with a manufacturer, including an entity that controls or is controlled by the manufacturer or that is controlled by the same entity that controls the manufacturer. (fabricant)


Minister means the Minister of Health. (ministre)


package[Repealed, 2009, c. 27, s. 2]


prescribed means prescribed by regulation. (Version anglaise seulement)


retailer means a person who is engaged in a business that includes the sale of tobacco products or vaping products to consumers. (détaillant)


sell includes offer for sale, expose for sale and sell for export. (vendre)

tobacco product

tobacco product means a product made in whole or in part of tobacco, including tobacco leaves. It includes papers, tubes and filters intended for use with that product, a device, other than a water pipe, that is necessary for the use of that product and the parts that may be used with the device. (produit du tabac)

vaping product

vaping product means

  • (a) a device that produces emissions in the form of an aerosol and is intended to be brought to the mouth for inhalation of the aerosol;

  • (b) a device that is designated to be a vaping product by the regulations;

  • (c) a part that may be used with those devices; and

  • (d) a substance or mixture of substances, whether or not it contains nicotine, that is intended for use with those devices to produce emissions.

It does not include devices and substances or mixtures of substances that are excluded by the regulations, cannabis, as defined in subsection 2(1) of the Cannabis Act, cannabis accessories, as defined in that subsection, tobacco products or their accessories. (produit de vapotage)

young person

young person means a person under eighteen years of age. (jeune)

  • 1997, c. 13, s. 2
  • 2009, c. 27, s. 2
  • 2018, c. 9, ss. 3, 79.1

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