Health Canada has regulated electronic cigarettes as a safer alternative to smoking.
Even though electronic cigarettes may be less harmful than smoking, it doesn’t mean they are safe. If you don’t smoke, don’t vape.
Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are battery-powered devices that vaporize a propylene glycol or glycerol based chemical mixture (e-juice), which may or may not contain nicotine or other substances. Health Canada has declared that completely replacing tobacco cigarette smoking with a vaping product (electronic or e-cigarette) will reduce your exposure to harmful chemicals. However, if you are not a smoker, vaping can increase your exposure to harmful substances that could negatively affect your health.
In Ontario, it is illegal to sell or supply vaping products to anyone under 19.
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