06/29/2015 10:53 EDT | Updated 06/30/2016 05:59 EDT

E-Cigarette Ban In Calgary Approved By Council

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LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 27: Vape Lab employee Leonardo Verzaro uses an E-Cigarette while working on August 27, 2014 in London, England. The Department of Health have ruled out the outlawing of 'e-cigs' in enclosed spaces in England, despite calls by WHO, The World Health Organisation to do so. WHO have recommended a ban on indoor smoking of e-cigs as part of tougher regulation of products dangerous to children. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
Calgary city council has passed a bylaw to immediately restrict e-cigarettes in the same public places where smoking tobacco is not allowed.

The only exception is people can still vape in stores that sell the devices.

Mayor Naheed Nenshi says council felt it was better to allow the exemption for enclosed stores for now.

"This is a very new technology and they really want the ability to show people how it works and the ability to sample different products, particularly smokers who are trying to quit," he said.

The city is looking into whether to keep that exemption and a report will come back in February.


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