New Federal Vape Tax Coming October 2022 September 04 2022

You may have heard by now that a new federal tax will be applied to vape products this fall. It is an EXCISE TAX which means it is added and collected at the manufacturing and import levels. All e-liquids and items containing e-liquid, such as disposable vape bars, will be subject to this tax. Vape products manufactured after October 1, 2022 will be subject to this new tax. 

Vendors, like us, have been given until December 31, 2022 as a grace period to sell out existing stock. During this transition period there may be some temporary gaps in inventory as well as items that appear to be different prices as stock turns over. For instance you may see a 3mg for a higher price than the 6mg in the same favour as nicotine levels sell out and are restocked by e-juices manufactured after October 31st. 

PST and GST will be applied on top of the new duty paid tax. 

How the tax will be calculated 

$1 per 2 millilitres (mL), or fraction thereof, for the first 10 mL of vaping substance in the vaping device or immediate container

$1 per 10 mL, or fraction thereof, for amounts over the first 10 mL


1) A package containing 2 pods, with each pod containing 0.7 mL of vaping liquid, attracts $2 of vaping duty ($1 per 0.7 mL pod). It is important to note that the vaping duty is calculated on the quantity of vaping liquid contained in each individual pod, not on the total volume contained in the package.

2) A 30 mL bottle of vaping liquid attracts $7 of vaping duty ($5 for the first 10 mL plus $2 for the next 20 mL).

What The New Tax Will Look Like

In British Columbia all disposables are limited to 2ml. Therefore each disposable, regardless of brand and price, will increase by $1.00.

Current Pricing Made after Oct 1/22
 Single Disposable 2ml $13.99 $14.99
GST $0.84 $0.90
PST $2.80 $3.00
Total $17.63 $18.89

Pre-filled pods range from packs of 2 to 4 with pod capacities from 0.7ml to 2ml. The price will go up a dollar per pod.

  • STLTH, ALLO SYNC, Flavour Beast + $3 dollar
  • RELX, Juul, Vuse + $2
  • Vova (Cisoo) + $4
Current Pricing Made after Oct 1/22
 Pack of 3 S-Pods $14.99 $17.99
GST $0.90 $1.08
PST $3.00 $3.60
Total $18.89 $22.67

BC has a max capacity of 30ml. All our current e-liquid stock for both Freebase and nicotine salts are in 30ml bottles and will be subject to $7 in excise tax. 

Current Pricing Made after Oct 1/22
Misc 30ml Freebase $12.49 $19.49
GST $0.75 $1.17
PST $2.50 $3.90
Total $15.74 $24.56
Current Pricing Made after Oct 1/22
Misc 30ml Salt $17.99 $24.99
GST $1.08 $1.50
PST $3.60 $5.00
Total $22.67 $31.49


The good news is that hardware, including coils, empty pods and new kits, will not be subject the the new federal vape tax. They are still subject to the provincial vape tax making PST 20%. 

Please keep in mind this increase is out of our control and not an increase to our profits. With rising cost to customers in mind, we have actually lowered our selling price of several e-liquids in 2022 and are trying to renegotiate the price of some higher cost liquids to minimize the impact on customers.