Vaping Among Under Aged Youth in Toronto

Vaping Among Under Aged Youth in Toronto

1 min. read | By Rubina Chowdhury

Cannabis was legalized in Canada in 2018, study shows that increase use of cannabis among 25 years and older in a safe way. However, cannabis use among under 19 years did not increase due to ID requirement.

Rise of Vaping Stores in Toronto
Rise of Vaping Stores in Toronto | © Kiri Vadivelu

The first vape store in Canada opened in 2012. According to Boris Giller, CEO of 180 Vape stores in Toronto, “There were only four vape stores in Toronto when we opened our flagship location in the Bloor and Yonge area in 2014. Now, you see stores opening everywhere because there are so many people looking for vape products.”

However, increasing of vape stores could attract youth under 19 years old, who buy vapes through adults, this should be controlled by increased proper regulations and education.

View the following prohibitions outlined in the Smoke-free Ontario Act:

  1. Smoking tobacco and cannabis or use an electronic cigarette (vape) in public places

  2. The sale and supply of e-cigarettes to anyone under 19 years of age, including e-juice as well as all associated components

  3. Smoking or using an e-cigarette when a person under 16 is also in the motor vehicle

  4. Those under 19 years of age prohibited from entering a specialty vape shop.

For more information, please contact
Municipal Socialist Alliance
Call: 647-986-1917
[email protected]


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