The federal government has announced it will introduce legislative amendments this fall to regulate e-cigarettes in Canada. The anticipated move comes after several provinces have already passed laws banning the sale of e-cigarettes to minors and the use of vaping products in public places.
Health Canada said the move will balance the need to protect young people from nicotine addiction while allowing adult smokers to buy vaping products and e-cigarettes legally to help them quit smoking or as a potentially less harmful alternative to tobacco.
E-cigarettes are battery-operated devices designed to look like traditional cigarettes. They use liquid-filled cartridges, often containing nicotine, that is vaporized when a user inhales.
Shai Bekman, from Dash Vapes, discusses with Kelly Cutrara the pros and cons of these new legislations from the perspective of a shop owner. The new legislation could mean that potential consumers would not be able to sample the flavours before buying.