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The paradoxical suggestion of the opponents of Tobacco

advertising and country-wide sales bans to minors, E-cigarettes in no-Smoking zone. These points were previously in the new tobacco products act of the Federal Council, which resulted in headlines and Controversy. Today is another point of contention comes in. The health Commission of the Council of States invites supporters and critics of the new law to the hearing. Well-known health professionals will ask the health politicians, massively higher nicotine limits in E-cigarettes permitted by the Federal Council proposed.

The editorial Board of Tamedia, the written arguments of health experts are that they use to justify your proposal. Accordingly, the maximum permissible nicotine value of liquids in E should not be-cigarettes to 20 milligrams per Milliliter (mg/ml), but five times more. Nicotine doses of up to 100 mg/ml should be able to those who inhale legal, the vaping instead of Smoking.

"The question of the amount of the nicotine limit in E-cigarettes is secondary." the

Grégoire Vittoz, Addiction Switzerland

One of the authors of the proposal for a higher nicotine limit in the new tobacco law, Thomas Zeltner, the former Director of the Federal office for health (BAG). It is exactly the same man that some nicotine addicts in his tenure from 1991 to 2009, with a sharp Anti-Smoking measures, to the white engine glow.

And now, the: 100 milligrams instead of 20 as proposed by the Federal Council. How do you open it? Milo Puhan, Director, Institute for epidemiology, biostatistics and prevention at the University of Zurich, explains: "We want adult Smokers to grant the access to the products, which according to current knowledge, less health damage than combustible tobacco products."

Puhan this afternoon in front of the Ständeräte of the health Commission, to his arguments. He wants to make it clear to them that minors are advertising through a strict and prohibition of the Sale prior to combustible tobacco products and E-cigarettes should be protected, but that adult smokers should be less harmful Alternatives available. The intention of the epidemiologists: With fewer Minors starting to smoke, and smokers, which move away from combustible tobacco products and, ultimately, health costs are reduced significantly.

"enabling Innovation"

"today's data refers to only short-term effects of E-cigarettes," says Puhan, "although these are also harmful, but you can expect a lower risk than cigarettes." Who inhale exclusively to E-cigarette vapours instead of the smoke of burning cigarettes, take less toxic and carcinogenic substances.

The paper with the arguments of health experts is entitled "For a tobacco product law for the protection of the youth and the public health". It is signed by the Public Health professionals, Dominique Sprumont (University of neuchâtel), Jean-Francois Etter (University of Geneva), a leading researcher on nicotine replacement products and book author, Luciana Ruggia (University of Bern), as well as from the above-mentioned Thomas Zeltner. The limit value of 20 mg/ml of nicotine come from an EU Directive, is based not on compelling scientific data, argue the scientists.

in Addition, the limit of 20 milligrams of technological Innovation to stop. Higher nicotine thresholds allowed the Smoking of E-cigarettes to satisfy their nicotine addiction, but only a minimal amount of harmful aerosol particles. "A limit of 100mg/ml allows for the approval of new products and at the same time, the adequate protection of the consumers and their environment," it says in the paper. This standard corresponds to the current requirements of the chemicals act.

Doctors warn of new products, such as Juul

Reluctant to this proposal, the Director of the Foundation, Addiction Switzerland, Grégoire Vittoz is available on request. The question of the amount of the Nicotine threshold, E-cigarettes be secondary in the whole debate ums new tobacco law. The most important question is how young people could be kept from the consumption of E-cigarettes. By the Federal Council in the law proposed EU standard of 20 milligrams in the right direction, says Vittoz.

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The health policy-makers will need to today put in their hearings with counter-arguments apart. Around 40 Doctors send a letter to the Commission. In it they warn of new products, such as Juul. The damage that can be expected to be anything other than marginally, if the state will allow it, "that such products addiction the Nicotine in particularly sensitive brain of youth", it says in the letter, the "Blick" reported. (Editorial Tamedia)

Created: 18.02.2019, 22:45 Uhr

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