Alberta isn't known as a trail blazer when it comes to restricting personal behaviour, but a proposed ban on using non-tobacco hookahs in public places probably qualifies.
The Progressive Conservative government is putting its weight behind a private member's bill that would outlaw the sale of flavoured tobacco products to minors.
And it's introduced legislation of its own to ban the use of "tobacco-like products" as are used in water pipes in bars, restaurants and other public places that are already out of bounds to tobacco smokers, the Edmonton Journal reported.
Bill 33 will also ban stores from selling cigarillos individually and ban smoking in vehicles carrying children, which some other provinces such as British Columbia already do.
The legislature is already debating Bill 206, introduced last year, which addressed the sale of tobacco with a "characterizing flavour," such as candy-scented cigars and cigarillos, and fruity chewing tobacco, the Journal said.
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