Vapour Manufacturers, Wholesalers & Distributors
A vapour manufacturer is a person who manufacturers, fabricates or produces vapour products for distribution, sale or storage in Ontario.
A vapour wholesaler or distributor is a person who sells or distributes vapour products for subsequent sale at retail.
The Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017 (SFOA, 2017) prohibits the display and promotion of tobacco products and tobacco product accessories at any place where tobacco products are sold. The Act also restricts the display and promotion of vapour products.
Manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors are permitted to display and promote vapour products as long as the display and promotion complies with the Tobacco and Vaping Products Act.
“No Smoking” and “No Vaping” signs, or a dual “No Smoking and No Vaping” sign must be posted at all entrances, exits and washrooms, in appropriate locations and in sufficient numbers, so that everyone knows that smoking and vaping is not permitted inside the place of business of the manufacturer, wholesaler or distributor.
There are several penalties that a manufacturer could face for violating the SFOA, 2017. Manufacturers are advised to review the SFOA, 2017 to understand their responsibilities and the fines that may result from failing to comply.