New regulations intended to keep vapor products out of the hands of youth go into effect tomorrow, February 1, 2020, according to Global News.
The regulations include prohibiting the advertising and sale of vapor products in all-ages businesses, or to anyone of less than 18 years of age. Said Jennifer May, Vice President of Community Engagement for the Lung Association of Saskatchewan:
“Vapour products are highly addictive, trendy and extremely popular among teens and young adults. This is a great day for lung health as there has been a dramatic rise in youth vaping over the past few years and this will help protect the health of Saskatchewan kids.”
Saskatchewan officials compare the province’s new regulations to those in place in other provinces and cities across the country. Saskatchewan Health Minister Jim Reiter commented in a release as follows:
“This legislation will protect Saskatchewan youth from the harmful effects of vapour products. If you never smoked, then don’t vape.”
Reiter also commented that the province is looking into the possibility of restricting the sale of flavored vapor products to dedicated vape shops exclusively, but said that further consultation on that point is necessary.