Ontario bans vape advertising 

The Ontario government is citing rising use among young people for the move

By Kieran Delamont

2019-10-28

People have often compared Ontario premier Doug Ford and Donald Trump. The latter recently announced a ban on flavoured vaping products. And well…

Ontario is the first Canadian province led by a sticker salesman who famously campaigned on buck-a-beer. And now it’s the first in the country to impose a ban on vape advertising. But unlike Trump, the Ontario government is citing rising use among young people for the ban. However, the government press release does hint broadly at growing health concerns in the United States. 

The ban in Ontario will mean that vape advertising will not be allowed in convenience stores and gas stations. Advertising can only be displayed in specialty vape stores – and cannabis stores when vape pens become legal to sell in December. The restrictions won’t come into effect until January, so expect one final blitz of vape ads to come. 

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