Advertisement

Vaping no longer allowed in public places in Manitoba

.
. Lorraine Nickel / Global News

WINNIPEG — It is now against the law in Manitoba to use a vaper inside public spaces, including bars, workplaces and restaurants.

Vaping has become a popular method for those who are trying to quit smoking and until now you could vape anywhere.

In May, the NDP brought the legislation in and after summer consultations the Legislation was passed Thursday.

RELATED: Manitoba to put in rules for e-cigarettes

“We’re glad this has happened,” said Tracy Fehr, at the Lung Association. “We just don’t have enough studies to know if this is safe or not.”

Fehr says the legislation will help keep the vapers out of kid’s hands and out of kid’s view.

READ MORE: E-cigarettes help kick smoking habit, Winnipeg vape store owner says

The new law means vapers can only be used in the same places as cigarettes or in vaping shops.

Story continues below advertisement