Vaping Regulations in Canada

London, ON, Canada / 106.9 The X

The act of vaping has been a hot topic in recent weeks, with the government making moves to try to put more regulations on the product, such as making it to be considered and treated like a Tabaco product. The only current notable regulation on the industry is the ban of purchasing any vaping product is you are under the age of 19 as of January 1st of 2016.

This was very welcomed regulation for both store owners and the government, because it protects our youth from any potential dangers that vaping might possess. Jimmy Whitcroft a store manager at the forest city vape shop had this to say about the regulation “Vaping was made as an alternative to smoking, so it doesn’t make sense for people under the age of 19 to purchase vape products that were made to help quit smoking which is another 19 years of age or older product.

A bill was recently brought up to make to product be hidden over the counter like all cigarettes are, the bill was pushed back, but what it could have meant for the industry was a huge loss of market and availability.

Vaping was created with the good intent of being the most effective way to quit smoking, that’s why many vaping enthusiasts are outraged by the attempts of the Canadian government to put more regulations on vaping.

But what will the future hold for vaping? Only time will tell as more people study and learn about the true long term effects of this product.


Frank Spence, XFM News

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