N.B. Appeal Court Upholds Flavoured Vape Ban

New Brunswick’s ban on flavoured vaping products will be upheld after a recent ruling by the Court of Appeal.

It comes after a vape store and five other individuals brought the case before a judge to lift the ban and resume sales.

The province banned all non-tobacco flavoured e-cigarette products to limit the risk of teens picking up the habit.

Before the ban, vape stores across the province sold flavours such as bubble gum, chocolate, cotton candy and mango.

The plaintiffs argued the ban caused vape stores to financially suffer, adding that the flavoured products helped people trying to quit smoking.

In a one-line decision Thursday, Court of Appeal Justice Brad Green said the motion for leave to appeal was dismissed.

It’s unknown if a further appeal will be made.