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I am told that the ban is to come into force in the next few months.[13]

Vaping in the media is now being described as a “witch hunt”. Many newspapers, including The Guardian and The Independent, have written stories about the dangers being taken by smoking (or vaping) in the media.

While some media commentators seem to be claiming that the banning of e-cigarettes is an example of a “witch hunt”, this seems to be quite at odds with the fact that there was no public health warning on e-cigarettes during the first week following the ban.

Although the bans are being widely criticised, there is evidence that these bans will have little effect, and have been largely ignored. For example, the World Health Organisation, the British Medical Association, The Royal College of Physicians, and the Australian Medical Association have all issued statements saying that:

There is no evidence to support the proposed bans or bans with other products, such as smokeless tobacco, the use of electronic cigarettes, or the use of nicotine replacement therapy in children, pregnant women, or older individuals.[14]

Public Health Campaigns – e-cigarette laws

In Canada the first public health campaign against e-cigarettes were launched in 2011. In order to make it possible to make the claim that there are no tobacco-related deaths and health risks associated with e-cigarettes, Health Canada created a Public Health Advisory Committee consisting of representatives from Health Canada’s Food and Drugs Directorate (FDA) and Health Canada’s Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), and they have been issuing warnings to public health officials regarding the dangers of e-cigarettes.

Canada has since placed restrictions on the manufacture and sale of e-cigarette products,[15] and has even passed its own rules which ban sales to minors including age verification.[16] These restrictions have been used successfully to stop minors from obtaining e-cigarettes,[17] but are not in line with the proposed rules in many other countries.

E-cigarette bans have been passed in many European countries, including Germany, Belgium, Sweden, and Finland,[18] making the warnings more effective at keeping smokers from getting their hands on the devices. At present the bans are not enforced, and there is no evidence that banning e-cigarettes causes any real harm to those e-cigarette users who are willing to purchase products they will later misuse or throw away. There is also some evidence that restricting product availability will do nothing to address the real health risks of e-cigarettes.

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