Council approves e-cigarettes in vaping shops, tobacco use in indigenous ceremonies
Exemption for tobacco used in traditional indigenous ceremonies in city-owned public spaces
City council has approved two exemptions to Saskatoon's smoking bylaw.
Last month, council asked administration to amend the city's rules for vaping shops and the use of tobacco in traditional indigenous ceremonies.
Council recently added e-cigarettes to the city's smoking bylaw, banning them from any public area, other than streets and sidewalks.
At today's meeting, council approved an amendment to allow people to use e-cigarettes inside vaping shops.
Another change makes an exemption for tobacco used in traditional indigenous ceremonies held in city-owned public spaces. Tobacco would be able to be used as long as it was "an integral part of the traditional aboriginal spiritual or cultural practices or ceremonies being carried out."