Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canadian Vaping Industry Challenging Constitutionality of Quebec Law

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canadian Vaping Industry Challenging Constitutionality of Quebec Law

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Canadian vaping industry challenging Quebec law

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MONTREAL - The Canadian Vaping Association has filed a legal challenge against a Quebec law that limits the use of electronic cigarettes.

Bill 44 prohibits the testing of e-cigarettes in specialty shops, bans in-store display and promotion and forbids online sales of any vape product.

The wide-ranging law introduced by Quebec legislators last year was designed in part to put the popular e-cigarette on the same footing as other tobacco products.

But the association, which describes itself as a national group of advocates, retailers, manufacturers and distributors of the electronic cigarette industry, is challenging the constitutionality of the law.

Association president Beju Lakhani says the group's membership includes those who'd rather vape than smoke tobacco and business owners who sell the products. …

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