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    San Francisco becomes first US city to ban e-cigarettes , UK keep opposing attitude

    date:2019-07-08Visit:2845

    25th, June, the San Francisco Parliament passed the e-cigarette ban and San Francisco becomes first US city to ban e-cigarettes. The ban requires that e-cigarette products sold in San Francisco stores or online must be approved by the US Federal Health Service, but e-cigarette products are not prohibited for people over the age of 21. The ban will take effect from 2020.


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    The news provoked a strong reaction around on global. Martin Dockrell, head of tobacco control at the UK's Public Health Agency (PHE), who held the opposite view, said “San Francisco was in an extreme state, only using a banned approach, although It is the mainstream view of tobacco control.”

    In the United States, people are worried about that non-smoking young people will smoke.  Dockrell said that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the federal government have recognized that e-cigarettes can play a "disengagement" role in helping smokers quit smoking, however they still worried about the "entry." Interestingly, alcohol, smoked tobacco, marijuana, all of this are legal, but e-cigarettes are the least harmful, and they are banned using e-cigarettes, this is particularly difficult to understand.

    In February, PHE published an update on its evidence review, the report regrets the fact that only 4% of people tried to use e-cigarettes to quit smoking. Professor John Newton, Director of Health Improvement, said: "If more smokers completely transfer to e-cigarettes, we can accelerate the decline in smoking. From recent new evidence clearly shows that using e-cigarettes and smoking cessation services can double the chances of quitting smoking."


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