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Welsh government looking to ban electronic cigarettes in public
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Welsh government looking to ban electronic cigarettes in public
Despite the fact that electronic cigarette users continue to report a significant reduction in their tobacco cigarette intake, it seems that the Welsh government sees this very differently. It is being reported today that the Welsh government is looking into a ban on electronic cigarettes in public in line with the tobacco cigarette ban in a move which has caused outrage within the vaping community.

Many are now starting to question why the Welsh government seems set to jump the gun and introduce a ban in public when there is no medical evidence to back this up. Reports today suggest that secondary smoking is not an issue with electronic cigarettes, they are at worst significantly less harmful than tobacco cigarettes and are helping millions of people around the world reduced their tobacco cigarette intake. So why has the Welsh government decided to take this path?

Ignoring the statistics

Time and time again governments around the world roll out the same excuses for further regulations and potential public bans on electronic cigarettes. They suggest that, contrary to surveys and data from electronic cigarette users, electronic cigarettes are actually a gateway to tobacco cigarettes. Apparently some politicians believe that those reducing their tobacco cigarette intake, with many reporting an improvement in their health and less spending on cigarettes, will eventually return to tobacco cigarettes. Indeed there is even a suggestion that non-smokers trying electronic cigarettes for the first time could also be tempted to move towards tobacco cigarettes despite the well-documented health issues and significantly higher price.

While nothing has been set in stone by the Welsh government it is certainly a step too far for many electronic cigarette users in the UK. The medical world is split, politicians seem to be against electronic cigarettes although it is the wider public who will pay the price if this ban goes through. It is unclear why politicians continue to ignore the wider public, why they are not able to see any benefits whatsoever from electronic cigarettes although many believe eventually we will see the introduction of an electronic cigarette tax.


Is it really all about the money?

While it would be wrong to suggest that politicians and governments around the world are not looking to protect the wider population while we await further long-term medical trials on electronic cigarettes, it does seem as though money is coming into play. Will governments be as keen to ban electronic cigarettes in the future if and when they are brave enough to introduce an electronic cigarette tax? Will politicians be so brave nearer to the next election when the current crop of 1.3 million electronic cigarette users will have grown and will have a louder voice?

It will be interesting to see whether the Welsh government is able to push through such a move, whether the Welsh voting public are in favour and whether finally we might see some politicians actually acknowledging the potential benefits of electronic cigarettes, especially over their tobacco cigarette counterparts. As they say in the political circles, don’t hold your breath!

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02-04-2014 11:42 AM
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RE: Welsh government looking to ban electronic cigarettes in public
They might want to give some priority to the other issues Wales is well known for, like their poor educational outcomes..

But that would take thought....

Much easier to grab some headlines instead without actually achieving a thing.

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02-04-2014 11:46 AM
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RE: Welsh government looking to ban electronic cigarettes in public
Very true Don - I also read the other day that Scottish health officials are not too keen on ecigs. I live in Scotland so I see all the feedback in the local newspapers.

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02-04-2014 12:53 PM
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