Published On: Thu, Jul 3rd, 2014

Rosaria: “discussion about the use of e-cigarette is necessary”

AlexRosariaWILLEMSTAD - The use of electric cigarettes also brings health risks with it. This is according to the leader to the coalition party leader Alex Rosaria. “There is nothing laid down in the law on the consumption of e-cigarettes, so young people can easily buy them,” the political leader writes in a letter to Minister of Health, Nature and Environment, Ben Whiteman.

According to Rosaria this is a bad thing. “There's no fire, tobacco and smoke, as it is running on battery power. However, these cigarettes contain nicotine, but in liquid form,” he says.

According Rosaria it is necessary to bring about a discussion on the use of the e-cigarette. The MP wonders whether it is true that the e-cigarette falls under the Commodities Act and not under the Tobacco Act, with the result that there is no regulation. He also wants an answer to the question of how many e-cigarettes are imported from 2009, how many in duties were paid and whether it is similar to the normal taxes on cigarettes. He also wants to know if the minister wants to prevent the use among young people, and thus whether he wants to introduce a minimum age.

Finally, according to Rosaria, it is necessary to determine whether the use of e-cigarettes fights the smoking of normal cigarettes and how much nicotine is in this product exactly.

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