Vaping and e-cigarettes will soon face ban in Toronto
The Ontario government is set to pull the trigger on a bill that will crack down on vaping in Toronto and the rest of the province. The use of medical marijuana and e-cigarettes will now be treated in exactly the same manner as smoking.
The sale of e-cigarettes to those under 19 years old already came into effect on January 1st, but laws pertaining to smoking medical marijuana and vaping in places like restaurants and shops were under review by the provincial government after negative feedback to exemptions that authorized their use in places where traditional cigarettes have long been banned.
When the new law goes into effect, e-cigarettes and vaping will be banned in offices, schoolyards, playgrounds, movie theatres, stadiums, restaurants and bars (including patios), and hospital grounds. The legislation would also ban the sale of e-cigarettes on college and university campuses as well as prohibit the sampling of products where they are sold.
As far the government is concerned, vaping will now be considered synonymous with smoking.
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