The Nova Scotia Legislature

The House adjouned: May 20, 2016

Bill No. 60

Smoke-free Places Act (amended) and Tobacco Access Act (amended) *

An Act to Amend Chapter 12 of the Acts of 2002, the Smoke-free Places Act, and Chapter 14 of the Acts of 1993, the Tobacco Access Act *

Introduced by:
Honourable Leo A. Glavine
Minister of Health and Wellness

First Reading
Second Reading Debates
Second Reading Passed
Law Amendments Committee
    Meeting Date(s) November 3, 2014; November 4, 2014; November 5, 2014
    Reported to the House
Committee of the Whole House
Third Reading Debates
Third Reading
Royal Assent
Commencement May 31, 2015
2014 Statutes, Chapter 58

Explanatory Note

Clause 1 amends the Smoke-free Places Act to

(a) add a definition of “electronic cigarette”;

(b) amend the definition of “smoke”; and

(c) add a definition of “water pipe”.

Clause 2 amends the Tobacco Access Act to

(a) add definitions of “electronic cigarette” and “flavoured tobacco”; and

(b) replace references to the repealed Tobacco Tax Act with the Revenue Act.

Clause 3 bans the sale of flavoured tobacco.

Clause 4 removes the requirement that a judge prohibit the sale of tobacco by a vendor convicted of a first offence under Section 5 of the Tobacco Access Act, so that enforcement officers can use the more streamlined Summary Offence Ticket approach. An appearance before a judge will still be required for second and subsequent offences.

Clause 5 adds regulation-making powers with respect to flavoured tobacco.

Clause 6 provides that this Act comes into force on proclamation.