A market study has shown that it is easy for young people under the age of 18 to buy nicotine-containing electronic cigarettes via the Internet, while 10 has been able to do so on 11 sites visited.
This was reported by the "Global" chain after learning of a market research commissioned by Inverite Verification, a company that manufactures age verification software. Teenagers from Alberta, Ontario and Manitoba tried to buy nicotine-containing vaping products.
According to what has been learned, most websites do not ask the age of the buyer while those who do, just click on the button saying that you are older than 18 years. They were later able to recover their orders at the post office despite a label requiring the signature of an adult on the package.
Most Canadian provinces, with the exception of Alberta and Saskatchewan, have legislation prohibiting the use of e-cigarettes by minors. Products that contain nicotine require Health Canada approval for sale in Canada and no such product has received this approval at this time.
source : Tvanouvelles.ca