Skip to content
Catholic Online Logo

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

5/31/2013 (2 years ago)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

Nation will ban all such cigarettes from public places and hold devices to same standards as conventional ones

Electronic cigarettes, a trendy alternative to conventional cigarettes, will be beholden to the same standards as conventional cigarettes in the France. Electronic cigarettes will be banned from public places and be subjected to the same tight controls as tobacco.

Electronic cigarettes, a trendy alternative to conventional cigarettes, will be beholden to the same standards as conventional cigarettes in the France.

Electronic cigarettes, a trendy alternative to conventional cigarettes, will be beholden to the same standards as conventional cigarettes in the France.

Highlights

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

5/31/2013 (2 years ago)

Published in Europe

Keywords: E-cigarettes, france, ban, health issues, chemicals


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The move has irritated both sellers and users of the battery-powered devices, which contain liquid nicotine that is turned into a vapor when inhaled.

Health Minister Marisol Touraine in an interview on France's Europe 1 radio stood firm that a ban would shortly go into effect. "The e-cigarette is not an ordinary product. We need to apply the same measures as there are for tobacco.

"That means making sure it cannot be smoked in public places that its sale is restricted to over 18 and that firms are not allowed to advertise the products."

Recommendations to outlaw the devices had been made in a specialist French report published earlier this week. E-cigarettes are currently legal to use in bars and restaurants and all other public places, where traditional smoking has been banned for five years.
 
Such a ban would harm the booming e-cigarette industry in France, where around 500,000 people use the gadgets, vendors insist.

"If they ban it in public or in the workplace, I'll be closing my store, or moving it somewhere where there aren't restrictions like that," Darren Moon, the English owner of an online store that markets the devices. "Twenty percent of our business is selling disposable e-cigarettes to restaurants, clubs, bars and hotels. So if there's a workplace ban, I'd have to start firing people."

The world is appearing to rush to slap the same restrictions on e-cigarettes as normal ones. "The e-cigarette market is developing very rapidly in France." A spokesman from the London-based market intelligence firm Euromonitor International said.

"The two main advantages of e-cigarettes are that they're seen as healthier than traditional cigarettes, and you can use them in settings like bars and restaurants, where traditional cigarettes aren't allowed.

"A measure like a public ban would reduce the public perception of harmlessness and remove the practical benefit of smoking an e-cigarette in the first place. So it would be highly damaging to the industry.'

E-cigarettes were first invented in China in 2003, as many nations began imposing bans on smoking, and are aimed at giving the user a similar sensation to smoking a cigarette. At first thought healthier than regular cigarettes is because they do not contain the tobacco and other carcinogens found in cigarettes. However, certain chemicals contained in the liquid, notably the compound propylene glycol became topics of concern.

In May 2011, the French health agency AFSSAPS advised against using the devices, saying they still contained nicotine, which even at a low concentration could lead to "damaging side effects."



---


Pope Francis: end world hunger through 'Prayer and Action'


Copywriter 2015 - Distributed by THE NEWS CONSORTIUM

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for July 2015
Universal:
That political responsibility may be lived at all levels as a high form of charity.
Evangelization: That, amid social inequalities, Latin American Christians may bear witness to love for the poor and contribute to a more fraternal society.



Comments


More Europe

Romans not enthusiastic over Pope Francis' declaration of a Jubilee Year in Rome Watch

Image of

By Talia Ramos (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

A Jubilee Year was officially declared by Pope Francis in Rome, as it expected for millions of pilgrims to gather around the city to observe the celebration. However, Romans are less enthusiastic and more worried, as Rome is in crisis following the discovery of ... continue reading


French locals not happy about King Salman of Saudi Arabia's three-week Riviera vacation Watch

Image of King Salman visits the Riviera Beach in France together with 1,000 of his entourage.

By Linky C. (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The King of Saudi Arabia, King Salman was scheduled to arrive in France Friday for a holiday trip at the Riviera Beach. The King was expected to arrive together with 1,000 of his entourage. MUNTINLUPA CITY, PHILIPPINES (Catholic Online) - King Salman's visit was ... continue reading


Islamic State may use store-bought drones to launch terror attacks at British sporting events Watch

Image of ISIS could easily get its hands on cheap drones, with more than 127,000 being bought and sold on online auction site eBay in the last year alone.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Drones, unmanned aerial devices that can now be commercially purchased by civilians, may be used by Islamist State for terrorist attacks at British sporting events. The sick terror group would use the devices to drop explosives on to playing fields, and use the ... continue reading


New financial rules reveal Vatican had a billion euros off the books Watch

Image of The statements were prepared by the Prefecture for the Economic Affairs of the Holy See, the Vatican's budget management office.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The Holy See reports €1 billion in net assets never before reported, and in a consolidated form. This was part of the revelations that came under new reporting procedures more in line with international accounting standards. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - ... continue reading


Romans lose hope for city, fear mayor is too weak to conquer political scandals Watch

Image of

By Hannah Marfil (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Arrests of powerful political figures in Rome continuously add up. After discoveries of corruption and mafia linkages, Romans feel more burdened over their falling apart home. Although the current mayor proved to be free from any criminal accusations linked to ... continue reading


Horrific female genital mutilation becomes shocking factor in many areas of England Watch

Image of Despite there being a lot of cases against FGM in England, there have been no prosecutions.

By Nikky Andres (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Due to mass immigration, female genital mutilation (FGM) has made its way to the United Kingdom. Female genital mutilation is the practice of cutting off a girl's clitoris and labia before stitching up the vulva. According to recent reports, this damaging practice is ... continue reading


Quran manuscript, at 1,500 years old, may be the oldest one discovered to date Watch

Image of The leaves of parchment date back to A.D. 568 and A.D. 645.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

After initiating radiocarbon dating, measuring the age of the parchments organic materials, researchers are confident they have found the oldest surviving copies of the Quran. University of Birmingham scholars in the United Kingdom say the parchment was produced within ... continue reading


Prince George turns two! Take a look at some of our favorite moments from the royal toddler's life Watch

Image of Prince George in December 2014.

By Hannah Marfil (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Prince George, the firstborn of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, turned two recently and reportedly celebrated with a private tea party at his home in Norfolk. The young, cheeky prince has been in the media spotlight ever since the announcement of Kate's pregnancy. ... continue reading


Shocking footage of horrifying MH17 airplane crash captures HUMAN BODIES falling from the sky (VIDEO) Watch

Image of

By Atarah Haely (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

An amateur video, shot with a mobile phone, was released over the Internet revealing horrifying and disturbing moments from the MH17 crash in a Ukrainian field. The video was shot by a traumatized couple who witnessed the victims fall from the sky. The shakey footage ... continue reading


Islamic State suspected of using Bosnia-Herzegovina village to train terrorists Watch

Image of Militant Islam was little known to Bosnia's mostly secular Muslim population until the 1990s Balkans wars, when Arab mercenaries turned up to help the outgunned Bosnian Muslims fend off Serb attacks

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

A quaint village in mainland Europe is feared to have become entrenched by the dreaded terrorist group Islamic State. Osve, in Bosnia-Hercegovina, is believed to being used to train jihadist terrorists. Everyone there is "ready to respond to the summons to jihad (holy ... continue reading


All Europe News

Newsletters

Newsletter Sign Up icon

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers

Daily Readings

Reading 1, Exodus 40:16-21, 34-38
16 Moses did this; he did exactly as Yahweh had ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 84:3, 4, 5-6, 8, 11
3 Even the sparrow has found a home, the swallow a ... Read More

Gospel, Matthew 13:47-53
47 'Again, the kingdom of Heaven is like a dragnet ... Read More

Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day for July 30th, 2015 Image

St. Peter Chrysologus
July 30: St. Peter Chrysologus, Bishop and Doctor of the Church ... Read More

Inform, Inspire & Ignite Logo

Find Catholic Online on Facebook and get updates right in your live feed.

Become a fan of Catholic Online on Facebook


Follow Catholic Online on Twitter and get News and Product updates.

Follow us on Twitter