Public Health England has already reported that E-cigarettes are safer than traditional tobacco products. So why is will EU rules will now HURT the growth of the ‘vaping’ industry, which has helped so many people quit cigarettes?
The Commentator says…
“Despite the wide consensus that vaping is considerably less harmful than smoking, EU rules will force E-cigarette companies to undergo overzealous tests, ban them from advertising and follow bizarre new rules such as insisting on smaller refill containers. All this will pitch them onto an uneven playing field against the big tobacco firms.”
Read the whole story… http://www.thecommentator.com/article/6110/eu_chooses_corporatism_on_e_cigarettes
The NIKKEI Asian Review says…
That governments governments all over the world are determined to do just the opposite of what their citizens want when it comes to e-cigs and vaping.
“In Hong Kong, Malaysia and Macau, decisions are imminent on whether to ban e-cigarettes altogether in the ostensible name of blocking a “gateway” to smoking and protecting youth health in the face of rapidly rising sales.
This is despite evidence from the EU and the U.S., where millions of smokers have successfully switched from smoking to “vaping,” as the use of e-cigarettes is called, and that the devices can be a highly successful aid for people trying to quit smoking.”
Do you think the legal age for smoking should be 21?
Well legislators do and you know what that means!
The Huffington Post says…
Hawaii has already increased the legal smoking age from 18 to 21 to take hold in Janurary. There is also about 12 other states that are think about bills that would increase the age of purchasing tobacco products.
“Measures to raise the smoking age to 21 also were introduced this year in Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, Washington and the District of Columbia, according to the Preventing Tobacco Addiction Foundation, an advocacy group aimed at keeping young people from starting to smoke. Iowa and Texas considered measures to increase the legal age to 19. None of those bills passed. And just last week, a Pennsylvania legislator introduced a bill to up the minimum age there to 21.”
Read the whole story… http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/smoking-age_561e6b37e4b028dd7ea5e95e