miércoles, 11 de febrero de 2015

States racing to regulate e-cigarettes – 9 de Febrero de 2015 – EEUU

The American Cancer Society has found itself in a surprising position: opposing state proposals to make it illegal to sell e-cigarettes to minors.

The cancer society doesn't want kids to use e-cigarettes, but it objects to what it calls "Trojan horse" legislation – bills that appear good for public health but that could addict more people to nicotine and roll back progress against clean air-- says Cathy Callaway of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network. Several health groups have campaigned against e-cigarette bills around the country because of concerns about their health effects and potential to make smoking seem normal again.

Forty-one states have banned the sale of e-cigarettes, also known as "vapor products," to people under 18, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

But 17 of those state laws use language that could make it harder to regulate e-cigarettes like tobacco – imposing hefty taxes and including them in smoke-free laws – says Erika Sward of the American Lung Association, which also has been fighting the bills.

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