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New Regs for E-Cigs Kick In Today

Thursday, September 1, 2016 @ 5:50 AM


Prince George, B.C.- As of  today,  e-cigarettes  fall under the same regulations  when it comes to the sale of  tobacco products in B.C..

The  new rules are aimed at  preventing  young people from trying e-cigarettes or ‘vaping’ and  protecting youth from the as yet unknown  effects of vaping.

Under the Tobacco and Vapour  Products Control Act,  it will be illegal to sell e-cigarettes to anyone under the age of 19.  Retailers must also ensure there are no retail displays targeted to youth and no e-cigarette advertising visible by youth.

Stats indicate one in five young Canadians have  at least tried e-cigarettes.

E-cigarette use in B.C. now falls under the same rules and regulations when it comes to smoking tobacco products.   They cannot be sold in public buildings,  nor can they be used on public or private school grounds,  in indoor public spaces and workplaces.  The only exception for e-cigarettes is that  vaping  would be allowed indoors  in adult only stores  where  customers are being taught how to  use  vapour products, or testing  some they might like to buy.


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