Russian satellite communications agency Yekaterinburg reported on July 9 that Russian Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Ye said that they will not legislate separately to manage the vape market, but it will be regulated by the existing so-called Anti-tobacco Law.
In his participation in the 2018 International Innovation Industry Exhibition, Mr. Ye said, “According to the decision made, the e-cigarette market will be regulated by the “Anti-tobacco Law”. However, the law will separately list the terms and regulations for vape field.”
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At the end of January, the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade submitted a number of draft laws on the management of vape market. In June, a spokesman for Russian Deputy Prime Minister Kozak said that the proposal to separately manage the field of vapes failed to receive the support of the Deputy Prime Minister.
According to the “Daily Mail” report, the Australian NSW government officially implemented a vaping ban on July 1, prohibiting people from using vapes in any public places, and offenders will be subject to huge fines.
Critics believe that the ban will make smokers who are trying to quit smoking through e-cigarettes “off the track.” E-cigarette users will be forced to return to the smoking area and get in the high danger of re-acquiring smoking habits,
The Cancer Council of NSW welcomed the e-cigarette ban, citing that vapes can create a potential “passive smoking” hazard. Although international research shows that this is not true.
Research by the Public Health England shows that e-cigarettes are far less harmful than cigarettes. The complete replacement of cigarettes with vapes will bring significant health benefits. Relevant surveys found that as many as 20,000 smokers successfully quit cigarettes after using vapes.
Despite this research, Australian Health Minister Greg Hunt is still strongly opposed to the reduction of e-cigarette restrictions, which strongly suggested that this will not happen during his duty.
Colin Mendelsohn, chairman of the Australian Tobacco Harm Reduction Association, said that many international experts believe that vapes will not cause health hazards to others. According to the latest survey, vapes smoke evaporates after a few seconds of exhalation, while cigarette smoke particles can stay for 30 to 45 minutes.
New Nicotine Alliance Australia is actively promoting the replacement of traditional cigarettes with vapes. Alliance member Annette Huppatz said that she was just trying new things then met e-cigarette, but she gradually quit smoking after that. Vapes offer a healthier alternative. Although she has more than 30 years of smoking experience, this does not mean she is willing to return to the smoking habit.
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