N.S. considering regulations that would ban flavoured vaping products

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Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil says his government is looking at regulations that could ban flavoured vaping products in the province.

McNeil responded Wednesday after the Opposition Progressive Conservatives introduced legislation aimed at addressing the growing numbers of young people who vape.

The Tory bill calls for a ban on e-liquids, and prohibits the use and possession of tobacco products by people under the age of 19.

However, McNeil says the government is already considering a series of potential regulatory changes that would require licences to sell vaping products, similar to those required to sell tobacco.

He says vaping products are regulated by Health Canada, and he believes the federal agency must also ``step up'' to tighten rules around things like nicotine content.

The premier added that some provincial legislation may also be needed, but there likely won't be a bill introduced during the current fall session of the legislature.