Leduc looking to ban public vaping

First reading of proposed change at Monday council meeting

Leduc council has given the initial approval to a plan to ban vaping on the city's public property.
 
Council got first reading of the proposal on Monday, that will be brought back for further debate at a future meeting.
 
Staff are proposing to ban vaping on public property, but would allow for the use of tobacco products for cultural ceremonies in public.
 
The report says that while e-cigarettes have been marketed as a safer alternative, they're still a health concern thanks to the chemical by-products that are released.
 
Currently the city's bylaw only has limits on cigarette and cannabis smoking, and there's also no provincial ban on vaping.
 
Staff say vape shops were consulted and in support of the ban on public property, and would still be allowed to offer product testing within their store.
 
Council first discussed the move at a Committee-of-the-Whole meeting in May.

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