Netherlands’ Protests Highlighting The Importance of Vape…

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Earlier this 12 months, a public session concerning the proposal to ban flavours was meant to shut on the nineteenth of January, however had been prolonged to the 2nd of February. A press release printed on the Netherlands’ Authorities web site, had revealed that the session was prolonged “due to popular demand.”

An amazing majority of the responses, 98.54%, opposed the ban.

In keeping with this, a press launch by the WVA had highlighted that the nation had witnessed the biggest variety of responses ever collected in a public session on well being issues. Extra importantly, an amazing majority of the responses, 98.54%, had opposed the ban. This equated to 746 responses out of the whole 757 submissions recorded on the official web site.

The WVA had already organized two gentle installations to protest the ban. The Covid-friendly gentle reveals have been projected onto landmark buildings within the Hague, beginning at 18.00 and ending earlier than curfew.

The significance of flavours

Subsequently, on the morning that members of the Well being Committee met to debate the ban final Summer time, the WVA held one other protest exterior the Home of Representatives. Vapers and vape store homeowners handed out samples of disgusting tasting ice lotions, in a bid to remind MPs and the general public the significance of flavours and the way they’re important in encouraging people who smoke to modify.

“When this proposal was put to public consultation it received one of the biggest ever responses, with 98% of respondents opposing the ban. The message to the State Secretary was clear – vaping flavours help smokers quit, and there is huge opposition to his ridiculous plan. Vapers are outraged that a caretaker Government would continue pushing for this proposed ban after such a loud and clear message,” stated Director of the World Vapers’ Alliance, Michael Landl.

“A flavour ban for vaping would be a public health disaster for the Netherlands. It is incredible that a caretaker government would try to introduce such deeply controversial legislation, that would have such negative consequences for so many, before a new Government is formed,” WVA Director Michael Landl concluded.

Research signifies that flavour bans enhance smoking charges

Reflecting Landl’s feedback, a latest examine trying into the flavour ban set within the US metropolis of San Francisco, reported alarming findings. Titled, “The Impact of a Comprehensive Tobacco Flavour Ban in San Francisco Among Young Adults,” the present examine was performed with the intention of figuring out the impression of the ban on tobacco use habits. A pattern of 247 San Francisco residents have been surveyed about their e-cigarette and tobacco use, earlier than and after the flavour ban.

The examine discovered that whereas the ban did result in a decline in e-cigarettes and cigars gross sales, it sadly additionally induced a spike in smoking charges. Moreover, the researchers discovered that the measure was not enforced correctly and 65% of individuals reported having the ability to acquire flavoured merchandise in a number of methods.

“These findings suggest that comprehensive local flavor bans, by themselves, cannot sharply reduce the availability or use of flavored tobacco products among residents. Nevertheless, local bans can still significantly reduce overall e-cigarette use and cigar smoking but may increase cigarette smoking,” concluded the examine.

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