E-cigarettes bylaw changes now in effect
The use of e-cigarettes (vaping) is now prohibited from all public places where smoking is currently banned.
The ban on smoking or vaping electronic cigarettes is in effect in the following places:
- inside a building
- on a patio
- inside a public vehicle
- within five metres from a doorway, window or air intake of a building or patio
- within ten metres of a playground, seasonal skating rink,
- skate park, sports field, or water spray park
- within a no smoking area
The decision to ban the use of e-cigarettes in the same manner as tobacco products is a proactive approach to address any potential safety and nuisance concerns the public may experience with their us
However, using an electronic cigarette for the purpose of testing the device, the sampling of products used with the device prior to purchase is currently permitted if done so within an electronic cigarette retailer.
The offence sections of the Public Places Bylaw and fine amounts will be the same as for smoking offences.