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France advised to ban e-cigs in cafes and restaurants
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France advised to ban e-cigs in cafes and restaurants

The Local · 25 Feb 2016, 13:58

Published: 25 Feb 2016 13:58 GMT+01:00

As it stands, those in France aren't allowed to smoke e-cigarettes on public transport, enclosed workplaces, and areas with children.

In other words, it's totally acceptable to "vape" away in a pub, club, café, or restaurant, as many people in France do. 
 
However, France's Health Authority said on Thursday that the practice should be banned in a bit to avoid "renormalizing" the habit, suggesting that vaping can be a gateway practice for smoking cigarettes. 
 
What's more, the body noted that young people still risk getting addicted to nicotine from smoking e-cigarettes, reports Le Figaro.  
 
They said the ban should be put into place, "even if the risks of passive smoking are zero or extremely limited".
 
Electronic cigarettes are popular in France, and are mostly used as a way of weaning a smoker off traditional tobacco-filled cigarettes.
 
The device, which was invented in China back in 2003, gives the user a similar sensation to smoking a cigarette.
 
The battery powered, pen-sized products contain liquid nicotine that is turned into a vapour which is then inhaled.
 
Their obvious health benefit as opposed to smoking is that they don't contain tobacco and other carcinogens found in cigarettes.
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France has the largest e-cigarette market in Europe, with nearly a million “vapoteurs" each day.
 
 

 

 

 

 

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