New Regs for E-Cigs Kick In Today
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.