Court to rule on motion to allow sale of flavoured e cigarettes in New Brunswick

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A New Brunswick judge has reserved his decision on a motion to suspend the province’s ban on flavoured e-cigarettes.

Judge Terrance Morrison of the Court of Queen’s Bench heard arguments in a Burton, N.B., courtroom Tuesday and will deliver his decision on Thursday.

The province has banned e-cigarette flavours, except for tobacco flavour, since last September, but some store owners want to be able to resume sales pending their full court challenge.

A constitutional challenge to the legislation was filed in the Court of Queen’s Bench last September.

The plaintiffs are also seeking to halt a requirement for specialty vape stores to obtain a licence. That requirement is due to come into force this Friday, April 1.

A constitutional challenge to the legislation was filed in the Court of Queen’s Bench last September.

The plaintiffs are also seeking to halt a requirement for specialty vape stores to obtain a licence. That requirement is due to come into force this Friday, April 1.

Cunningham dismissed the argument of the plaintiffs, noting that people attempting to quit smoking still have access to e-cigarettes that are unflavoured or tobacco flavoured.

Similar bans on flavoured e-cigarettes are in place in Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and the Northwest Territories, and last year, a motion to suspend Nova Scotia’s legislation was dismissed by the Nova Scotia Supreme Court.

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Kevin Bissett – Canadian Press – 2022-03-29.

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