A Sicamous resident was fined after he was reported to have been selling E-cigarettes and vaping products to a minor.

Man fined for selling E-cigarettes and vaping products to minors

Sicamous RCMP and Interior Health follow up on complaint of resident selling E-cigarettes to persons under age 19.

  • Dec. 13, 2016 5:00 a.m.

A Sicamous man has been fined for supplying E-cigarettes and related vapour products to a minor.

A $575 violation ticket was issued on Dec. 9 to a 56-year-old Sicamous resident by a tobacco enforcement officer with Interior Health.

The fine’s issuance was the result of a collaboration between Interior Health and local police following up on a complaint, said RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Dan Moskaluk in a Dec. 13 news release.

Moskaluk said Sicamous RCMP received a complaint that local youths were in possession of E-cigarettes and vapour products… “commonly known as ‘E-Juice.’”

“The investigation resulted in police identifying a 56-year-old Sicamous man who was reported to be selling vapour products from his residence,” said Moskaluk.

Police then contacted Interior Health, who have the authority to inspect vendors of tobacco and vapour products for compliance with the law.

Under British Columbia’s Tobacco and Vapour Products Control Act, effective Sept. 1, 2016, it is illegal to sell tobacco and vaping products to minors (ages 18 and under). It is also illegal to vape within vehicles with children under age 16, within six metres of doors, air intakes open windows, and around Kindergarten to Grade 12 school sites.

 

Just Posted

Smoke cancels Super League Penticton, organizers give pros a gift

Super League Penticton organizers decide to send all pro competitors to championship

College wants student residence on Salmon Arm campus

Okanagan College applying to province for 60-unit residence

Trans Canada Highway opened again near Sicamous

Motor vehicle incident on Highway 1 between Sicamous and Malakwa closed road after 6 p.m.

Air support grounded as fires fill the skies with smoke

Heavy smoke throughout the region thwarted efforts of BC Wildfire Saturday, as… Continue reading

Work continues on Monashee Complex wildfires

Crews will be assisted by helicopters if flying conditions improve

Fast food chains look to capitalize on vegetarian, vegan trend with new items

Seven per cent of Canadians consider themselves vegetarians and 2.3 per cent identify as vegans

Gottfriedsen Mountain wildfire continues to be held

Firefighters are working alongside the military to extinguish the wildfire near West Kelowna

From the Archives: Special service at Canoe Beach aids hospital

1908 – Despite the close weather of Wednesday, which no doubt kept… Continue reading

Letter: Appreciation for past civic politicians wanted

I have just read your article re mayoral candidates and I am… Continue reading

Letter: Time to give up on idea of humans ‘having dominion over’ nature

Frank Sterle Jr.’s speculation on humanity possibly ‘doing itself in’ through ignoring… Continue reading

Island swimmer halts journey across Strait of Juan de Fuca after hypothermia sets in

Victoria MS athlete Susan Simmons swam for eight-and-a-half hours in 9 C choppy waters

‘Hard on water:’ Smoke not the only long-range effect of wildfires

The project began more than 10 years ago after southern Alberta’s 2003 Lost Creek fire

Most Read