France Takes Another Step Toward Banning E-Cigarettes

April 04, 2024 by medscape.com

France Takes Another Step Toward Banning E-Cigarettes

French lawmakers have agreed on a bill to ban disposable e-cigarettes like Puff and Vaze by 2024 due to their popularity among young people and concerns about nicotine content and environmental impact. Despite restrictions on sales to minors, a survey shows easy access to these devices. The ban aims to prevent teen smoking initiation and address environmental pollution caused by e-cigarette components. The bill, supported by various political parties, awaits European Commission approval. Health Minister Vautrin hopes for a ban by the end of 2024, following similar actions in Belgium.


28.70% of the adult population are current smokers. There are approximately 15.2 million current smokers in France.
SOURCE: GSTHR

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