Vaping regulations on hold in Ontario

A spokesman says the new Ontario government will delay implementation of new rules around vaping, which would have regulated the activity in much the same way as smoking.   

Simon Jefferies says the P-C government wants to re-examine the evidence related to vaping as a smoking cessation tool.   

He says halting the new regulations will not change the current provisions in the Smoke Free Ontario Act and the Electronic Cigarettes Act.  

Vaping advocates say the activity is safer than smoking and can help them break their tobacco habit.  

But Toronto Board of Health chairman Joe Mihevc says public health units across Ontario have studied the impacts of vaping and agreed with restrictions the previous government's laws placed on the product.