City of Calgary Lays Charges on Business Selling Vaping Products to Minors

Gemini Convenience Store in northeast Calgary has been convicted of violating The Tobacco, Smoking and Vaping Reduction Act by City of Calgary Business Safety Officers.  The convictions include offences for selling vaping products to minors. The corporation, Maple Gifts & Confectionary Enterprise Limited and the manager, Sudhakar Tandon have all been convicted with a fine amount totaling $10,000.

The investigation was conducted by City of Calgary Business Safety Officers as a result of public complaints via 311.  With the assistance of the Calgary Police Service the violations were observed, and the charges laid.

Deputy Chief Business Safety, Michael Briegel said, “I would like to thank those that reached out to us via 311 and would encourage others to do the same, if they learn of a business selling smoking and vaping products to minors. It is important that we protect the health of young people – age requirements are in place for these products for a reason.”