On May 5, 2020, Nova Scotia became the first province in Canada to adopt a maximum nicotine level of 20 mg/ml for e-cigarettes and e-liquids.  The Nova Scotia regulation comes into force Sept. 1, 2020.

The maximum nicotine level of 20 mg/ml is the same standard that has been in place in the 28-country European Union (EU) for a number of years.

Some tobacco companies are selling in Canada e-cigarette brands with nicotine levels almost triple this maximum level.

This regulatory amendment, N.S. Reg. 75/2020, was published in Nova Scotia’s Royal Gazette Part II on May 22, 2020 and can be seen on p.244:

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The Tobacco Access Regulations can be seen here (the amendments take effect Sept 1, 2020):

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