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E-Cigarettes/Vaping

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.

Still curious about e-cigarettes? Visit the Health Canada website.

Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017

For more information on the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017 here is the information provided on the Ontario Ministry of Health website.

Additional Resources

What You Need to Know About E-Cigarettes – Canadian Cancer Society

Live Smoke-Free – Canadian Cancer Society

Smoking – The Lung Association of Ontario