May 5, 2015 3:43 pm
Updated: May 5, 2015 8:03 pm

Quebec tables bill targeting e-cigarettes, smoking on patios

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Above watch: Quebec has tabled anti-tobacco legislation targeting e-cigarettes and tightening rules governing smoking in public. Caroline Plante has more.

MONTREAL — Quebec has tabled anti-tobacco legislation targeting e-cigarettes and tightening rules governing smoking in public.

If it becomes law, Bill 44 would see the increasingly popular e-cigarette subject to the same rules as other tobacco products.

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That means it will be forbidden to use e-cigarettes inside institutions and public buildings.

The province is also moving to ban smoking on bar and restaurant patios and cracking down on smoking in vehicles where minors 16 and under are present.

The bill was tabled by junior health minister Lucie Charlebois.

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