The Ontario government is banning the sale of flavoured tobacco products and vaporizing electronic cigarettes to teens.
Under the proposed law, come January 1st 2016, the sale and consumption of e-cigarettes would be banned to anyone under the age of 19, and their use would be limited to the same places as conventional cigarettes. The legislation also aims to ban the promotion of e-cigarettes where tobacco products are sold, increase maximum fines for those selling to minors, and gives inspectors the right to test water samples of hookahs to make sure they arent using tobacco in indoor public places.
Associate Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, Dipika Damerla believes that regulations need to be put in place.
Ontario also intends to amend Regulations under the Smoke-Free Ontario Act to further restrict smoking on outdoor grounds of hospitals, and prohibit smoking on specified provincial government grounds.