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Last June, California passed a law to restrict the sales of tobacco products which include electronic cigarettes to adults of over 21 years of age. Yet officials argue, the fact that the flavoured products may be purchased from convenience stores, allows them to still be visually accessible to young adults, hence entice them to try the products.

Many former smokers are encouraged to try the significantly safer products, because of the wide array of available products.
However, public health experts have been pointing out that banning flavours would have a detrimental effect on adult smokers who are trying to quit via vaping products. Many former smokers are encouraged to try the significantly safer products, because of the wide array of available products. Seven-Eleven manager Paul Sekhon concurs, “Believe it or not older people buy the blueberry or grape,” he said.

Flavours are an incentive for adult smokers to switch

Founder of the non-profit vaping advocacy group Not Blowing Smoke, Stefan Didak said, “We had tax increase and now they are trying to ban flavours,” adding, “if you take the flavours out, there is no incentive to keep vaping, and it would basically condemn people to go back to smoking.”

The proposed ban is expected to be discussed over the next couple of weeks.