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Friday, December 4, 2015 - 10:34
E-cigarettes banned for people under 18
E-cigarettes will soon fall under the same rules as normal cigarettes - not for sale to persons under the age of 18 and restrictions on advertising, RTL Nieuws reports. According to the broadcaster's sources, the Council of Ministers will approve Health State Secretary Martin van Rijn's measures in the new tobacco law on Friday. While the vapor of an e-cigarette is less harmful than the smoke of a normal cigarette, it still contains nicotine and noxious substances and is thus still unhealthy. Van Rijn is changing the Tobacco Law to reflect that. The updated law will state that e-cigarettes are not for sale to people under the age of 18, the same advertisement restrictions as for normal cigarettes applies and e-cigarettes must be sold with a mandatory package insert explaining the health risks. E-cigarettes may still be smoked in restaurants and bars for the time being.