If you live in Ontario as a vaper, you've probably heard of Bill 174. And if you live anywhere in Canada as a vaper, you've probably heard of Bill S-5.
They both put regulations and restrictions on the vaping industry. Some will help the industry be seen as a legitimate entity, but others will harm the ability to move people away from smoking through vaping.
Well, Saskatchewan (much like Alberta) is avoiding the implementation of regulations on a provincial level.
It sounds great for the vaping industry, however, there are certain issues with the current status. As it stands today, law allows minors to enter vape shops and buy mods, e-liquid and anything else vape-related.
It is up to the store owners to decide if it is against their policy or not.
After the recent study on toxic metals being found in vapor, there are advances from certain groups in the province to see regulations come to fruition.
Donna Pasiechnik, from the Canadian Cancer Society made a bold statement, "E-cigs provide a very easy mechanism for kids to get addicted to nicotine, and it's a very easy hop from there to smoking,"
Members of the provincial government claim to be waiting for some direction from the federal level. This is, however, something that can move forward without direction from above - it's been three years since they started the "wait".
The question remains: Should they hurry the process of regulations, to at least protect minors from nicotine addiction? Or perhaps it should be the store owners moral obligation to not sell to minors, what do you think?