Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health will be visiting business that sell electronic cigarettes and their affiliated products to make sure they are in compliance with a new law.
The law, which came into effect January 1st, makes it illegal to sell e-cigarettes to anyone under the age of 19. Those caught breaking the law will see the products confiscated and will have to pay a fine, the amount of which went up January 1st.
Public Health officers were given the power to seize the products under the new law.
Dr. Nichola Mercer, the chief Medical Officer with the WDG Public Health says little is know about the long term health effects of e-cigarettes and by enforcing the law, Public Health is protecting young people from potential harm.