Health Minister Dustin Duncan says there are no plans right now to change provincial laws to include e-cigarettes.
A resolution to ban vaping in public places was passed at yesterday’s Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Assocation convention.
Duncan says he doesn’t want to make any quick decisions on the idea of a provincial ban.
“I’m being cautious. We don’t want to limit the ability for people that have found a successful cessation tool on the basis of adding this in as a tobacco product, when I think it is clearly not a tobacco product.”
Duncan added a provincial ban would not eliminate a patchwork of rules across Saskatchewan.
Mayor Michael Fougere voted in favour of the ban, saying it would be easier for the province to make a change rather than each municipality individually.