Grenada Broadcasting Network

25th May 2024




Cabinet is seemingly stamping its position on smoking in public places, as well as the use of electronic cigarettes in Grenada.

A policy decision has been taken which would direct the passing and enactment of legislation to ban smoking in public places.

It will include vaping and E-cigarettes.

Legal affairs minister Kindra Maturine-Stewart, while making the disclosure during the weekly post cabinet brief, highlights that a policy decision has also been made to ban the importation, use and sale of E-cigarettes in Grenada.

Government sees this as taking proactive steps against the backdrop of the international statistics, which show the negative effects of vaping.

The legal affairs minister notes that with the health risks being posed by e-cigarettes and vaping they are seeking to develop legislation where there is none.

She adds that before any legislation is passed, consultations with all stakeholders will be held.

Public places include parks, government buildings, beaches among others.




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