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Ontario restricts retail vaping promotion

The Ontario Ministry of Health has issues a new regulation banning the promotion of vaping products in retail locations other than specialty stores. The regulation will primarily restrict promotion at convenience stores and gas stations. Promotion will still be permitted at stores specializing in vaping and cannabis products. The regulation will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2020.

“Restricting the promotion of vapour products in retail stores will help prevent youth from being exposed and influenced by promotion in retail settings,” said Christine Elliott, Minister of Health. “Vaping is not without risk, and the potential long-term effects of vaping remain uncertain. As we continue to engage with experts and families to identify further action we can take to protect our youth, this first step will help begin to curb the alarming increase in young people vaping.”

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