New rules governing the use and sale of electronic cigarettes came into force in Manitoba on Oct. 1, 2017. The CVA worked closely with the government and Manitoba Health to craft the regulations.
Key points of the legislation are:
- Vaping is not allowed in indoor public spaces where smoking is banned, including schools, malls, restaurants and workplaces, except in the case of:
- Vape Product Shops where e-cigarettes are predominantly sold; and
- Designated rooms in hotels and group homes.
- E-cigarettes cannot be sold to minors;
- Vaping is prohibited in vehicles with occupants under the age of 16; and
- Advertising and promoting e-cigarette products is prohibited.
To date, British Columbia and Manitoba have taken the most liberal and balanced regulatory approach to vaping of all the Canadian provinces, thanks, in part, to the efforts of The CVA.