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Facts about electronic cigarettes

Starting January 1, 2016, the Electronic Cigarette Act came into effect and places limits on the sale of electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes. This legislation states that it is illegal to sell or supply electronic cigarettes and component parts, such as batteries and atomizers, to anyone under 19 years of age. Also, if you are an employer or proprietor of a place that sells e-cigarettes (eg. an owner of a convenience store or specialty vape shop), you will have to post signs about these new rules.

There are two new signs that must be clearly visible to both the person selling and buying the e-cigarette:

Please contact the Porcupine Health Unit at 705-267-1181 or 1-800-461-1818 or by email at should you have any questions.