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e-cigarette ban in China

Author: Cliff Colquhoun | News | 0 comments | 11:48 1st April 2015
Circlular warning disc with no-smoking message in red with red line throughand black e-cigarette

Smoking bans should include e-cigarettes, campaigners say: WHO has reported public health threats from popular devices that vaporize nicotine China's first nationwide smoking control law should also cover electronic cigarettes, which have been gaining popularity worldwide, to better protect the public, anti-smoking campaigners said. The call came after the State Council's legislative affairs office publicized a draft law on smoking control last week, seeking public comment. The law would ban the smoking of tobacco products at all indoor public areas and prohibit all forms of tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship. "It doesn't cover the e-cigarette, which might be a problem in the future," said Xiao Lin, a senior public health specialist of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, at a seminar held by the Chinese Association on Tobacco Control. Currently, e-cigarettes are not as popular in China as in the West, where controls on smoking traditional cigarettes in public have been strictly implemented, according to Gan Quan, the China director of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease. However, he said, "We've seen an increasing popularity of e-cigarettes here, especially among young people." Full story: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2014-12/04/content_19021656.htm

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