Vapour Shop Licence
The Department of Health is responsible for the Tobacco and Electronic Cigarette Sales Act. The Department of Justice and Public Safety is responsible for licensing and inspections under the Act. Licenses are valid until March 31st of each year.
A licence may be issued to a person who wishes to operate a vapour shop and has completed an application for a licence, paid the required fee and has demonstrated compliance with the Tobacco and Electronic Cigarette Sales Act and its regulation. Applicants must be at least 19 years of age.
Retailers that primarily sell vapour products require a vapour shop licence. The only exceptions where a vapour shop licence is not required is:
1. if the operation sells tobacco (If the operation sells tobacco an Application for a Retailer’s Licence is required pursuant to the Tobacco Tax Act); or
2. if more than 50% of the items for sale in the operation are NOT vapour products.
1.be at least 19 years of age,
2.abide fully by the standards and requirements for responsible retail sales established in accordance
with the Tobacco and Electronic Cigarette Sales Act and New Brunswick Regulation 94-57,
3. have sufficient training, knowledge and experience to operate the vapour shop in accordance with the Act and the regulation, and
4. ensure that the employees have or will have sufficient training, knowledge and experience to operate the vapour shop in accordance with the Act and the regulation.
Individuals operating a vapour shop that requires a licence are subject to charges under the Tobacco and Electronic Cigarette Sales Act if they are found to be operating without a licence. Licensed vapour shops are subject to inspection by the Department of Justice and Public Safety. Operators do not know when the inspections will be conducted. Violations of the Act or regulation generally result in additional follow-up compliance inspections but may also result in licence revocation.
Licence applications or renewal forms may be submitted online, or by mail to the mailing address provided on the application.
Unless otherwise specified, Fees exclude the harmonized sales tax (HST).
|Fee Description||Rate in $||Effective Date|
|►Initial (new) application fees are prorated. Prorated fees do not apply to yearly or seasonal vapour shop renewals. All vapour shop licence fees include the harmonized sales tax (HST).|
|Initial (new) application - If applying between April 1 to June 30, (No fee reduction)||100||2022-01-01|
|Initial (new) application fee - If applying between July 1 to September 30, (25% fee reduction)||75||2022-01-01|
|Initial (new) application fee - If applying between October 1 to December 31, (50% fee reduction)||50||2022-01-01|
|Initial (new) application fee - If applying between January 1 to March 31, (75% fee reduction)||25||2022-01-01|