It’s now illegal to sell flavoured vaping products in the NWT

Starting today, flavoured vaping products are banned from being sold in the NWT.

The territorial government says the change is “intended to protect children and youth.”

The ban comes after the GNWT held public consultation sessions early last year.

The consultation showed only 51 per cent of residents supported banning the products.

Then late last year, the GNWT gave residents one month to provide feedback on the proposed ban.

It only received 47 submissions, and says 28 supported the ban.

Vendors can now only sell unflavoured or tobacco flavoured vaping products in the territory.