Saskatoon city council votes to treat e-cigarettes the same as tobacco

By on August 21, 2015

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SASKATOON – If you use an e-cigarette to get your nicotine hit in Saskatoon, the city wants you to take a walk.

City council has voted to treat electronic cigarettes the same as conventional tobacco cigarettes.

That means e-cigarettes are banned in city-owned buildings, parks and outdoor sporting facilities.

People who use the devices must keep at least nine metres away from the entrance of any civic building.

E-cigarettes are battery-operated devices that do not contain tobacco but can be used to heat a liquid, creating a vapour that users inhale.

No inserts containing nicotine have been approved for sale in Canada, but they are widely available.