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Consumer Group Take Issue With Huron County Smoking Ban

Huron County | by Fadi Didi  

Group says vaping should not be included in ban of tobacco, cannabis smoking.

An official with a consumer advocacy group is taking issue with an upcoming smoking by-law in Huron County.

On September 1st, smoking of tobacco, cannabis, or electronic devices will be prohibited on all county-owned property.

North American Affairs Manager of the Consumer Choice Center (CCC), David Clement, says it is unfair for governments to treat vapour devices like the smoking of tobacco or cannabis.

Clement points to the use of vapourizers as an aid for reducing smoking, as a reason by-laws including vape technology should be reconsidered.

With the by-law targeting county-owned property, the smoking prohibition would also include subsidized housing, which Clement says unfairly targets those in poverty.

He tells us the CCC is advocating for changes in smoking bans in cities including Lethbridge, Alberta, Halifax, Nova Scotia, and throughout Ontario.

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