The Danish government is proposing new legislation on e-cigarettes, aimed at curbing the popularity of flavoured e-liquids. Vaping has become a big business in the United States, but the Danish government is taking a different approach. Rather than targeting the vaping industry, they are targeting youth. While teen vaping is a common problem in the United States, research has shown that this is not a significant problem in Denmark.
Finnish ban on flavoured e-liquids
The ban on flavoured e-liquid in Finland was a major step in regulating the industry. The ban included age limits for buyers and prohibited marketing, displays and distribution in non-smoking areas. However, the ban did not completely restrict the industry's growth, as flavoured e-liquids are still widely available and used.
Finland's ban is part of a global trend that has seen many countries enact laws restricting the use of flavoured e-liquids. Other countries that have taken this step include the UK, Hungary and Estonia, and the Netherlands is considering a ban as well. This is bad news for the e-cigarette industry as flavoured e-liquids are a big part of the reason people switch from tobacco to e-cigarettes.
The ban will take effect between May and September. It will also apply to outdoor areas. The ban aims to protect children, reduce litter and improve the environment. The ban on flavoured e-liquids is part of a larger movement to prevent smoking in public spaces.
The ban on flavoured e-liquid has been a long time coming, and successful implementation of the new rules is a huge step in Finland's e-cigarette policy. The country aims to reduce tobacco use to 5% of the population by 2030. The Finnish government is also reviewing its Tobacco Act this year.
The ban is part of the government's broader campaign to reduce the appeal of flavoured e-cigarettes and protect the health of children and young people. The ban does not eliminate flavoured e-liquids, but it does make them harder to sell and use for young people. The ban also has implications for manufacturers and retailers.
Liechtenstein ban on flavoured e-liquids
The EU has taken another step towards banning flavoured e-liquids. On Dec. 15, the Danish Parliament voted in favour of the "Tobacco Action Plan." The new law will take effect on April 1, 2021, and ban e-liquids containing flavourings other than tobacco or menthol.
Lithuania's ban on flavoured e-liquids
The ban on flavoured e-liquid in Lithuania follows other countries in Europe that have already banned them. The US, Finland, Estonia, and the Netherlands have all enacted similar bans. The bans are alarming as flavoured e-liquids are a key feature in helping people switch from smoking to vaping.
Lithuania has notified the European Commission that it will ban flavoured e-liquids starting July 1, 2022. The ban will apply to both nicotine-containing and nicotine-free products. The ban is subject to public comment and will be enacted by the end of October.
The ban will hurt smoking cessation efforts in Lithuania. Vaping is one of the most popular ways to quit smoking, and a flavour ban will hurt those efforts. The ban could also lead to increased youth reverting to smoking. And given the high incidence of smoking in Lithuania, this ban will be a major setback for smokers.
The new government's priorities are different from the previous government's. The Throne Speech and mandate letters to cabinet ministers outline the new priorities. However, the new government's priorities do not include regulating flavoured e-liquids. However, this does not mean the government will stop banning flavoured e-liquids completely.
Czechia bans flavoured e-liquids
Czechia has banned the sale of flavoured e-liquids to people under 18. The country's regulations are similar to those for traditional cigarettes. The sale of e-cigarettes is prohibited to people under 18 years of age and must be done at places that sell conventional cigarettes. The online sale of e-liquids through mail delivery is illegal because it is impossible to verify the age of the customer.
Before a ban can be implemented, it must be approved by the Czech Health Ministry. Manufacturers and importers must also notify the Czech authorities about sales volumes and trends. The ban is unlikely to be in effect before the second half of 2023. But it's important to note that the Commission's plan has not yet been approved by the European Parliament or the Czech Republic's government.
The ban only applies to e-liquids with nicotine content greater than 20 mg per ml. The law also prohibits the manufacture, import, and sale of component e-cigarettes. This is a clear move towards preventing youths from turning to e-cigarettes, as the government is ensuring that there are no e-liquids that contain nicotine.
Under Czech law, flavoured e-liquids cannot contain ingredients like vitamins, amino acids, or amino acids that create the impression of health benefits. In addition, e-liquids cannot contain substances with simulant, colouring, or carcinogenic properties.
Denmark bans flavoured e-liquids
The Danish government recently passed a law banning the sale of flavoured e-liquids, an effort to curb smoking and other dangerous activities. This ban will put a price on e-liquids of at least 2.00 Danish kroner per millilitre. The tax will come into effect in 2022. According to the Danish e-Damper Forening, the tax will drive up the price of e-liquids by up to 50 kroner for a ten-millilitre bottle.
The Danish government's proposal is overly restrictive and based on outdated evidence. It needs to be revised. Furthermore, it may hurt vaping in Denmark and throughout Europe. The proposed ban could also have an effect on UK laws regarding nicotine harm reduction.
The Danish ban on e-liquids will likely set a precedent for similar bans in other countries. The European Commission has also argued against this ban. Several anti-vaping groups are lobbying for a similar ban in other countries. Furthermore, this ban could also affect the upcoming TPD3 regulations in the EU. The ban would likely affect every European country and threaten public health.
The ban on flavoured e-liquids may have negative consequences for smoking cessation. It may force thousands of former smokers to start smoking again. Many studies show that smokers who try vaping products have higher odds of quitting than those who do not.
The Danish ban on tobacco does not adequately incorporate harm reduction or differentiate between e-cigarettes and cigarettes. Instead, it is simply desperate symbolism.