The decree that regulates the e-cigarette has been issued after the publication of the new Tobacco Act and imposed severe restrictions to vaping, banning any type of propaganda and advertisement of the e-cigarette and vaping products and vaping in public places.

These bans heavily weigh on the vaping community and make it illegal, for example, to publicly declare benefits of vaping in a smoking cessation process. Bans also prevent vapers from discovering new products and related information regarding the good practices of vaping, or to be counselled for certified products.

It results that, in France, 17 million smokers are left out of information about a tool that revealed its high efficiency to fight against smoking. They are also exposed to any type of information with regard to the risks of vaping, scientifically substantiated or simple speculations.

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