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.