In Canada, the province of Alberta is the only without e-cigarette legislation, however that may soon change. Indeed, the Canadian province will introduce a new law on vaping which would include a ban on anyone under 18 years of age.
The province of Alberta in Canada has introduced a new e-cigarette law that would include a ban on its use by anyone under the age of 18. The Minister of Health, Tyler shandro, says there is growing evidence of the health risks of vaping and statistics show that more young people in Alberta are using e-cigarettes.
« Strong measures must be taken to cope with a significant increase in vaping among young people"Said the minister Tuesday before introducing Bill 19, the" Tobacco and Smoking Reduction Amendment Act".
Until now, the province of Alberta was a kind of Gallic village where no legislation on e-cigarettes existed. " No one is yet aware of all the health harms of e-cigarettes, but the recent emergence of lung disease and death associated with vaping is a warning."Said the minister.
If the bill is passed, there would be restrictions corresponding to those in place for traditional tobacco products regarding the display and promotion of vaping products in stores. Specialized vape shops would nevertheless remain exempt.
The province has declared that it has no intention of prohibiting or restricting the flavors proposed for vaping, but the bill proposes that cabinet be authorized to impose such restrictions once the law is passed and proclaimed . The legislation would also expand the list of places where smoking and the use of e-cigarettes would be prohibited by adding playgrounds, sports fields, skateboard, bike and public outdoor pools to avoid expose young people to products.
Vaping would also be prohibited in places where smoking is already prohibited, such as hospitals, schools and some stores. If the bill is passed, the new rules are expected to come into force this fall.