Over the course of the last two weeks there have been two different city bans imposed on electronic cigarettes in Canada.
Vancouver bans e-cigarettes in ‘public spaces’
The first took place last week in Vancouver, where city councilors voted unanimously to ban e-cigarettes in public spaces, as well as banning the sale of e-cigarettes to minors.
Stepping right up with their 2 cents was the heart and stroke foundation, who’s senior health policy analyst Lesliy James stated:
“We are asking all levels of government, federal, provincial and municipal to act quickly to adopt regulations to protect Canadians similar to what Vancouver has done,”
Their entire ruling was based on the ‘we don’t know enough about them’ argument that many politicians state as their excuse/reasoning for the bans.
Winnipeg Bans e-cigarette uses on schools in the Winnipeg school division.
On Monday, the vote was unanimous between trustees in the Winnipeg school division to ban e-cigarette use across their school system.
“No smoking is allowed, period, in any device, in any form whatsoever,” stated Ramos
This is likely the first few in the beginning of regulations that will be imposed by different municipalities across Canada in the upcoming weeks and months. Since the Federal government continues to sit patiently on the fence, each municipality is setting rules and regulations for e-cigarettes across Canada.