The Smoke-Free Ontario Act prevents retailers from displaying products
Vape devices can be expensive. The Pax 3 — Bluetooth enabled with over 60 temperature settings and a vibration notification when it’s up to temperature — will cost somewhere north of $300.
So it’s not surprising that when someone walks into a store in the Culture Rising head shop chain in Brampton and Mississauga, Ont., thinking of buying one, they want to look them over first.
The problem is that’s not allowed.
Local health inspectors are enforcing provincial law, says Peel Region public health official Louise Aubin.
“There’s a prohibition on vapour products being displayed at retail sale,” she explains. “The Smoke-Free Ontario Act says that no person shall, where vapour products are sold or offered for sale, display or permit the display of vapour products in any manner that would allow the consumer to handle them or to see them.”
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