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    Restrictions on e-cigarette use come into force in Estonia

    Restrictions on E-Cigarette Use Come Into Force in Estonia

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    Estonian Ministry of Social Affairs announced that amendments to country's Tobacco Act, which include a ban on the sale of e-cigarettes to minors, are coming into force on Sunday.

    TALLINN (Sputnik) – Amendments to Estonia's Tobacco Act, which include a ban on the sale of e-cigarettes to minors, are coming into force on Sunday, the country's Ministry of Social Affairs informs.

    According to the ministry, it is now prohibited to sell tobacco products, such as electronic (e-) cigarettes and herbal smoking blends, to minors, who are also not allowed to use or possess such products or items related to tobacco consumption, including pipes and hookahs.

    New amendments to the law also impose a limit on the amount of banned smokeless tobacco products that can be brought into Estonia for personal use in travelers' luggage. The delivery of smokeless tobacco products to the country by mail or other means is now completely prohibited.

    According to an August report of the World Health Organization (WHO), e-cigarettes might be harmful and could eventually lead to nicotine addiction and tobacco smoking.

    Representative of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease Tara Singh Bam said on the sidelines of the October WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) in Moscow that e-cigarettes should be banned until a reliable research proves them safe.


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