E-Cigarettes could soon be regulated in Alberta

Global News

Alberta’s new Health Minister considers e-cigarettes “dangerous”, and wants to impose rules on their use and sale.

Stephen Mandel says he wants new regulations in place “as soon as possible”.

Stores selling the devices and vaporizing liquids are springing up all over Calgary.

The devices transform flavored liquids with different amounts of nicotine, into steam.

Heather Bodnar-Gray says she “vaped” away a 15-year, pack-a-day habit using progressively weaker “e-juice”.

“It’s probably the proudest thing I’ve ever done in my life, is quit smoking”, says Bodnar-Gray, adding “I don’t need this.  I don’t use this regularly.”

The epiphany led her to open four vape stores across Alberta in just 14 months.

But as stores open, some jurisdictions are banning e-cigarettes.

Red deer already prohibits their use in public spaces.

The City of Calgary is studying the issue with public consultations coming in the New Year.

Health Canada discourages their use because…

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