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Public Health Wales seeks e-cigs public places ban

Electronic cigarettes should be banned in public places, say health officials.

Banning e-cigs would help prevent them undermining efforts to encourage people to quit smoking, claimed Public Health Wales (PHW).

It said e-cigs were not regulated, the amount of nicotine varied widely and users could not tell if they were safe.

A recent poll of nearly 1,000 people for BBC Breakfast suggested most people supported their use in public places and did not want to see a ban.

Nick Palit reports.

Call for e-cigs ban in public places

  • 12 Dec 2013
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