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New vaping rules announced in Alberta

In this Aug. 28, 2019 photo a man exhales while smoking an e-cigarette in Portland, Maine. Alberta is reporting its first case of a severe vaping-associated lung illness. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Robert F. Bukaty

EDMONTON (660 NEWS) – The Alberta government has announced new rules on vaping in the province, however not everyone is fully on board.

The change would come into effect in the fall which would ban vape products to anyone under the age of 18.

It would also restrict where people can vape.

The Executive Director of Action on Smoking and Health says a big part was not included in Wednesday’s announcement.

“We are hoping that at some point in time that the law will be amended to extend to flavours. A flavour ban on vaping products. Until that happens, we are not sure if this bill is going to achieve its desired objective.”

Another group called Stop Addicting Adolescents to Vaping and E-Cigarettes, also known as SAAVE, would like to see the age limit raised to 21 and restrictions on the amount of nicotine in vaping products.