Critics say B.C.’s youth vaping crackdown will push smokers back to cigarettes November 16 2019

November 15, 2019
By Sean Boynton and Robyn Crawford, GLOBAL NEWS
— With files from Ted Chernecki and Simon Little

Stacy White, who owns the Thunderbird Vape shop on Broadway in Vancouver, says she’s also worried the tax hike will turn vapers back into smokers.

“There’s a need to address youth vaping; that’s definitely a problem,” she said.

“But I don’t want to see it become a deterrent for adult smokers to try this new technology to see if it works for them, because we’ve seen it work for countless people.”

Many vape shops and manufacturers say switching from cigarettes to vape products can help smokers wean off nicotine and curb their addiction.