PARIS: France plans to ban disposable digital cigarettes, French Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne stated on radio station RTL on Sunday (Sep 3).
“It’s an vital public well being challenge,” stated Borne, including that the federal government is drawing up plans for a nationwide programme to combat tobacco use that she stated was chargeable for 75,000 deaths a yr in France.
So-called “puff” gadgets generate habits amongst younger individuals that may result in tobacco dependancy, she added.
Nevertheless, the federal government doesn’t plan to lift taxes on tobacco subsequent yr after a rise this yr, the prime minister stated.
French President Emmanuel Macron in 2021 set out formidable plans to sort out tobacco and alcohol, pledging extra smoking-free areas and aiming to make all 20-year-olds tobacco-free by 2030.