Flavours for e-cigarettes, such as strawberry ice cream, mango, hazelnut cream, cinnamon or mojito to be banned, wrote the secretary of state, Paul Frame (Health, Welfare and Sport), in a letter to the house of commons. Ban the e-cigarettes less attractive to young people. For tabakssmaken an exception will be made.
Research conducted by the Trimbos institute showed last month that e-cigarettes are more harmful than was previously thought, although only about a dozen years, is actually to be seen to what extent.
Well, it turns out that young people are often the first step is to go to the smoking of regular cigarettes. In 2017, gave more than a quarter of the students are between twelve and sixteen years old, that they have an e-cigarette is used. Especially in flavours such as mojito and cinnamon, are popular with this group, and the product is readily available and relatively inexpensive.
“New findings confirm that the non-smoking generation, there comes a sigaretvrije generation is going to be. The e-cigarette, with all kinds of tempting, tropical taste is, you don’t have to take place,” said Frame.
The non-smoking generation, and to promote well verhittingsapparaten of tobacco products, such as the IQOS (kind of like an e-cigarette, the performance of which is located between the tobacco smoke and the fumes), are legally restricted. For this equipment, the same rules apply as for any other smoking products. So, too, in the limit, a display ban and a ban is introduced.
Tabakssmaken to be the exception to the stop-smoking support
The e-cigarette came out about ten years ago, is on the market. In the most recent Dutch data show that, by 2018, to 3.1 percent of adults, or even to a daily basis of the e-cigarette is used.
For the most part, indicated that they are in the e-cigarette is mainly used to aid in smoking cessation. In the opinion of the Trimbos institute will be tabakssmaken, therefore, exempt from the ban, so that the group of smokers, who are unable to stop using them.
The ban is not effective immediately as the law has yet to be made. A spokesman for the ministry explained that they are aiming for the spring of 2021.