E-cigarettes: A hazy status in the workplace

Confusion over legality of e-cigarette use means employers need clear policies over their use in the workplace
By Martin J. Thompson and Erika Vandervoort
|employmentlawtoday.com|Last Updated: 07/24/2014

Electronic cigarettes with nicotine (e-cigarettes) and cartridges of nicotine solutions are widely available to consumers despite Health Canada's warning that their importation, advertisement and sale are prohibited without authorization. There remains confusion over the legalities of their use, especially in public places and workplace settings.

What is the legal status of e-cigarettes?