As the province comes to terms with the news of at least one probable vaping-related illness, Richmond has become the first B.C. city to take matters into its own hands.
City council unanimously agreed Tuesday to ban advertisements of vaping products in all public spaces, including transit shelters and street furniture, in order to help curb use among young people specifically.
“We don’t want there to be advertising, we don’t want there to be a presence of vaping, we don’t want to suggest the city is in any way condoning it, and we’ll stop it if we can,” Mayor Malcolm Brodie said Thursday. …