E-cig­a­rettes re­stricted

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - NEWS -

Be­gin­ning Sept. 1, the use of elec­tronic smok­ing de­vices will be re­stricted to places where smok­ing to­bacco is per­mit­ted.

The change comes fol­low­ing re­cent amend­ments to the Smoke Free Places Act and the To­bacco Sales and Ac­cess Act. Those amend­ments will also set out con­di­tions for the use and sale of elec­tronic smok­ing de­vices.

Be­gin­ning Oct. 1, the sale of elec­tronic smok­ing de­vices will be re­stricted to to­bac­conist shops and other places where the sale of to­bacco is per­mit­ted, and peo­ple will have to be at least 19 years old to pur­chase these de­vices.

The num­ber of peo­ple try­ing elec­tronic smok­ing de­vices has grown ex­po­nen­tially, from four per cent of Cana­dian smok­ers in 2004 to 27 per cent in 2014.

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