A spokesman for the Irish Vaping Association believes that the taste of e-liquid is crucial for e-cigarette users. Flavored nicotine products should not be restricted under the new legislation. The Joint Health Committee will meet with representatives from the IVVA to conduct a pre-legislative review of the overall package of the Public Health (Tobacco and Nicotine Inhalation Products) Act.
The proposed legislation would ban the sale of e-cigarettes and products that inhale tobacco and nicotine to those under the age of 18. It would also ban the sale of such products to those under the age of 18.
Most Swiss voters want to limit tobacco advertising seen by minors. Critics of the People's Initiative, including the Swiss government, argued that the proposal represented an invasion of economic freedom and was difficult to implement in the digital age, but it was unsuccessful.
They filed a counterproposal to still allow point-of-sale tobacco advertising. Federal authorities must now adapt Switzerland's tobacco products law to incorporate the proposal. A law must be drafted and presented to Parliament for consultation and discussion. Once passed, the law must go through a provisional referendum.
According to foreign reports, advocates of tobacco harm reduction have welcomed Thailand's plan to legalize and regulate vaping products. A decade of international research has proven that vaping is safer than smoking, and Public Health England firmly believes that vaping is 95% less harmful than smoking combustible cigarettes. International research has also shown that countries that have adopted progressive policies on vaping have seen smoking rates fall twice as fast as those that have not, such as Thailand.
Nancy Loucas, executive coordinator of CAPHRA (Coalition of Asia-Pacific Tobacco Harm Reduction Advocates), said that by lifting the long-standing ban on e-cigarette sales, Thailand will join a group of about 70 countries that Howe's International Club, countries that have legalized e-cigarettes as an effective smoking cessation tool.
New Zealand's new regulations have come into effect on February 11. According to the revised "Smoke-free Environment and Controlled Products Act", all retailers, manufacturers and importers can only sell on the Health Advisory and Regulatory Platform (Health Advisory and Regulatory Platform). ) registered e-cigarettes and smokeless tobacco products.
All products must meet the relevant safety requirements to be notified, and the notification is updated every 12 months, otherwise it will expire; manufacturers and importers need to report the adverse reactions of their products; it is forbidden to print cartoon pictures on the packaging, and the two sides of the product are prohibited. Health warnings are required in both English and Maori; smoke-free enforcement officers can also inspect premises, sell products and advertisements, and take air samples, photographs or other records.
Portland follows Bangor in banning the sale of flavored tobacco products, a move advocates hope will spur the passage of a statewide ban.
More than three months after Bangor became the first community in Maine to do so, the Portland City Council voted unanimously on Monday to ban the sale of the products within the city. Both bans will take effect on June 1.
United States, Hawaii
According to foreign reports, a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives in Hawaii (HB 1570) proposes to ban the sale of flavored tobacco and synthetic nicotine products. HB 1570 would also ban companies from falsely labeling e-liquid products as nicotine-free and ban the sale of e-smoking devices to appeal to anyone under the age of 21.
Retailers violating the proposed rules will reportedly face fines of $500 for the first violation and $500 to $2,000 for the second violation.
Anyone under the age of 21 in possession of synthetic nicotine products or electronic smoking devices will be fined $10 for first offenses. Any repetition will cost $50 or 48 to 72 hours of community service.
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