About My Health Careers Internship MedBlogs Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Minors Banned from Buying Electronic Cigarettes

by Sheela Philomena on April 3, 2013 at 11:47 AM
Font : A-A+

 Minors Banned from Buying Electronic Cigarettes

Italy government announces plans to raise the legal limit for buying electronic cigarettes to 18 years from a previous 16. The new rules will go into effect on April 23 and follow a study ordered by the health ministry which found that the level of nicotine consumed -- even through moderate use -- of so-called e-cigarettes exceeds the recommended level established by the European Food Safety Authority.

The decision comes as the product, used by many trying to kick their smoking habit, have seen increasing popularity across Italy, with an increasing number of outlets popping up dedicated to pushing it onto the market.

Advertisement

Although the ban for minors to buy the smoke-free inhalator is so far only scheduled to run until October 31, there is a possibility it will be extended as more studies are made to investigate the effects of it.

Earlier this month, France's Health Minister Marisol Touraine said she had ordered a study looking into the consequences of using the product.

E-cigarettes first emerged in China in 2003 as an alternative to tobacco, which kills nearly six million people each year. It is an electronic inhaler that simulates the act of smoking by producing mist and with the tip of it lighting up.

Several countries, including Colombia, Panama and Uruguay, have banned the smokeless e-cigarettes, with lawmakers insisting there was no proof they helped smokers kick their addiction.

Source: AFP
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Advertisement
News Category
What's New on Medindia
January is the Thyroid Awareness Month in 2022
Menstrual Disorders
Coffee May Help You Fight Endometrial Cancer
View all

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.


Recommended Reading
E-Cigarettes and Smoking
E-cigarettes have slowly caught the imagination of the public....
Electronic Cigarettes Work Well for Some Smokers
While electronic cigarettes may be a long-term alternative to real cigarettes for some smokers, ......
Possible Ban of Electronic Cigarettes in New York
A ban on electronic cigarettes seems to be a distinct possibility in New York as lawmakers debate .....
Sales of Electronic Cigarettes on Rise
Makers of electronic cigarettes are reporting strong growth in sales as anti-tobacco laws force ......

Disclaimer - All information and content on this site are for information and educational purposes only. The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician for medical diagnosis and treatment. Full Disclaimer

© All Rights Reserved 1997 - 2022

This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use
open close
ASK A DOCTOR ONLINE
I have read and I do accept terms of use - Telemedicine

Advantage Medindia: FREE subscription for 'Personalised Health & Wellness website with consultation' (Value Rs.300/-)