In the space of just a few years, the electronic cigarette has become a real trend in France: at present, according to the French Observatory of Drugs and Addictive Trends (OFDT), 5.4% of French people aged 18 at 75 “vape” regularly.
Yes, but here it is: the electronic cigarette remains controversial. While some consider it to be a “safer” alternative to smoking (or even an effective way to quit smoking), others point to harmful health effects – ENT disorders, sexual, cognitive disorders… For the World Health Organization (WHO), the electronic cigarette is harmful “without a doubt”.
Precisely: this Tuesday, May 31, 2022, Mexico officially became the 32nd country in the world to ban the sale of electronic cigarettes. “It’s a lie to say that new products, vapers, are an alternative to cigarettes (…) [elles sont] also bad for health“ justified Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, the Mexican president.
It is not possible to buy an electronic cigarette in 32 countries of the world
Besides Mexico, it is not possible to buy an electronic cigarette in Argentina, Bahrain, Brazil, Brunei, Cambodia, North Korea, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gambia, India, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mauritius, Palestine, Oman, Panama, Qatar, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Syria, Thailand , East Timor, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Uruguay and Venezuela.
In addition, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), 111 countries around the world have implemented “restrictive measures“against vaping, especially in public spaces – this is the case in certain European countries such as Sweden, Finland or Denmark. If you are addicted to the “e-cigarette”, find out carefully before going on vacation this summer!
Source : The Parisian
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