France will ban electronic cigarettes
by alexandrachartrand on June 16, 2013 - 11:06pm
Many of us have encountered the new electronic cigarettes during the past years. They are sold to your nearest ‘dépanneur’ and come in a multitude of flavors. I tried it myself and wasn’t quite disappointed with the outcome. I don’t smoke cigarettes but this new type of invention intrigued me greatly. In the article that I read, it discusses on how France will ban the smoking of electronic cigarette in public. I was drawn to this article because I was very familiar with the concept of it and it left me flabbergasted knowing that countries are already taken action upon this invention. France has 66 million people living in it’s territory and claims that 66,000 a year are killed by tobacco a year and 5,000 are killed through the exposure of it. It discusses how electronic cigarettes can influence the use of real cigarettes and therefore, the french government will take initiative and ban smoking electronic cigarettes in public places (bars, cafes, offices, waiting room and more) just like they did with real cigarettes. This is significant as for we are all exposed to this electronic cigarettes and there could be in fact, some consequences to it.
Should the government of France do otherwise?
I believe that the government will do the right thing as for in the article, they mention that more health research should be done in regards of electronic devices. Also, since when we are smoking this electronic alternative, we are mimicking the same types of movements and gestures as if it were a real cigarette. It can be a door to a bad habit. There are other ways of trying to stop an addiction to tobacco such as patches and gum. They also promote a more clean environment and a better atmosphere in general. It is not the best sight seeing people holding cigarettes regardless if it’s an electronic one or not. On the other hand, some people might state that France is taking it too far as for it is not hurting anyone directly. Also, it can be used as an opportunity for smokers to change their initial cigarette to an electronic one, which is definitely a better option for their personal health and the people around them. It prevents second-hand smoking.
Do you think Canada should pay closer attention to the electronic alternative?