Saskatoon city council will vote later this month on whether to become the latest jurisdiction to ban electronic cigarettes.
The municipal planning committee made a unanimous recommendation to council to bring the popular “vaping” devices under its tobacco control bylaws, barring their use in all city buildings as well as bars and restaurants.
“We’ve even had complaints about people lighting up e-cigarettes on buses,” says Coun. Pat Lorje, who voted for the bylaw on the planning committee and hopes for unanimous support when council votes Aug. 20.
“I don’t care what it is you’re smoking in the e-cigarette — I don’t care if it’s a fruit-flavoured concoction or if it’s tobacco or marijuana or what — smoking is behaviour that should not be occurring in public and certainly not around children.”
E-cigarettes have rapidly grown in popularity in recent years.
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