It is hard to understand why anyone who is aware of electronic cigarettes, and who has done some basic research on them could conclude that they should be banned, but several countries have made that exact decision. You might wonder why someone would happen to ban something with so much potential to reduce the damage associated with smoking, but the reasons do not really face much scrutiny. Here is a list of countries where electronic cigarettes are banned, and a look at the most common reasons.
What countries have banned e-cigarettes?Â Countries that have banned Vaping
The electronic cigarette is a relatively new phenomenon, so in most places the legislation should still be put Really up-to-date with technology. However, countries such as Canada, Mexico, Australia, Israel, Brazil, Hong Kong, Panama, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates have completely banned electronic cigarettes. Products are also largely regulated as doctors in Denmark, where they are technically illegal, but none have been authorized so far. Some places, like Finland and Australia, have standards where they can be technically sold, but they can not contain nicotine. Many countries also have marketing bans on all nicotine products, which cover electronic cigarettes.
Reason One - needs more studiesOne of the most common reasons for banning electronic cigarettes is characterized by the situation in Brazil. The FDA report released in 2009 is believed to have been instrumental in the decision, and it basically boils down to the fact that electronic cigarettes have not been studied in depth. This is true, and more research, of course, should be carried out regarding the risks of electronic cigarettes. However, based on existing research it can be concluded that vaping is much safer than smoking. This argument can be summarized very simply: we can not say with certainty that electronic cigarettes are not safe, so we can continue to use tobacco cigarettes, which we definitely know is dangerous.
Reason Two - nicotine overdose The ban on Canadian e-cigarettes was justified differently. It is argued that electronic cigarettes increase the risk of nicotine overdose. It is important to note that there is no such ban on smoking an excessive amount of cigarettes in a single session. Nor is there a ban on caffeine, which is also dangerous if consumed in excessive quantity. In fact, if you have enough of most things, overdose is quite likely, for example, water, which can cause poisoning if consumed in excessive amounts. If electronic cigarettes are used correctly (as much as you would with a cigarette), there is obviously no risk of overdose. Anything can be harmful if used poorly.