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Nova Scotia is strengthening regulations on the sale of vaping products to decrease youth vaping.

The province will be the first in Atlantic Canada to introduce a tax on vaping products and among the first in the country to require sales permits.

"We need to do everything we can to make sure vaping products do not appeal to younger Nova Scotians, particularly in light of concerning health consequences," Finance and Treasury Board Minister Karen Casey said in a news release. "We have been concerned about growing vaping rates among our youth and we are responding to keep our youth safe. We continue to be a leader in this area."