Electronic Cigarettes In The News
66 % of Britons Favour Ban on Underage Sale of Electronic Cigarettes: Industry Agrees with View
In a recent poll, conducted by ComRes, on behalf of ITV, it was found that 66percent of respondents agree with the idea of banning the cell of nicotine containing, Electronic Cigarettes to persons under the age of 18.
ComRes questioned 2,055 people in a random street poll, asking them if they “support or oppose a change in the law to make it illegal to sell e-cigarettes, which contain nicotine*, to under 18-year-olds.”
The results showed, not surprisingly, that the biggest support (68 percent), for the ban, came from the parents of children under the age of 18. While the parents of 18+ year olds support the measure at a rate of 66 percent.
Overall the results looked like this.
- 66% do support a change making it illegal to sell electronic cigarettes to persons less than 18 years of age.
- 16% opposed the change, feeling that the present voluntary code was sufficient.
- 17% had no opinion on the issue.
*The issue of e-juice that is nicotine free was not discussed.
Industry Reaction to Proposed Electronic Cigarette Legislation
What may come as a surprise to many, is that many industry insiders, including Craig Weiss, the CEO of NJOY, one of the worlds largest E-cigarette manufacturers, has no problem with this or similar legislation being considered in The United States. He is careful not to claim any health benefits, but has been quoted that “he can see electronic cigarettes replacing tobacco as a safer alternative, but that youths should not be a targeted market for either.”