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New e-cigarette legislation takes effect today

The Tobacco and Vapour Products Control Act will take effect today. The province says the amended Legislation was put in place to regulate e-cigarettes.

Under the act, retailers are only allowed to sell e-cigarettes to adults who are 19 or older.

The use of e-cigarettes is also banned on public and private school grounds, in indoor public spaces and workplaces.

It is also illegal for people to use e-cigarettes in vehicles when kids who are 16 years old or younger are present.

According to the province, one in five youth in Canada have tried an e-cigarette.

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