An article on pro-vaping and harm reduction website ‘NOTBlowing Smoke’, added that the councillors think that such a ban would be “silly, and that people need to parent their kids and that is not a job for the government.”
The danger in banning e-liquid flavours
On the other hand, scientific studies keep indicating that implementing such bans may come at a price. In line with previous research, a recent large scale peer reviewed study published in the journal Harm Reduction last July, seems to confirm that restricting e-liquid flavours may discourage smokers from switching to the proven safer alternatives that could save their life.
The study in question indicated that the most commonly used e-liquid flavours in the US are fruit/fruit beverage at 82.9%, whilst the second most popular kind are dessert/pastry flavours at 68.5%. “The data suggest that U.S. vapers’ journeys towards quitting smoking are increasingly likely to start with, progress to, or be sustained by frequent use of vaping devices containing non-tobacco flavours”, said lead researcher Dr Russell.