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.