Poland’s Health Minister Izabela Leszczyna said on Friday (May 31) that the ministry is ready to legislate a ban on the sale of disposable vape to children and teenagers under the age of 18, RP.PL reported on May 31st. Leszczyna told the media that she hopes to implement the bill as soon as possible and will ask for the prime minister’s support.

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At a Ministry of Health meeting in Poznan, Łęszczyna announced that she has prepared a draft law and will discuss it with the Ministry of Health research center next week. She expressed her hope that the law, which aims to protect children and adolescents, will be implemented by the end of the year following comprehensive consultation and expert analysis.

The law is a follow-up to Łęszczyna’s February pledge to ban the sale of disposable vape. It is one of two projects prepared by the Ministry of Health. The first project is more complex and requires EU notification, so the second project, specifically targeting children and adolescents under 18, was created.

When asked whether the ban also includes heated tobacco products, Łęszczyna cited the European Tobacco Directive. She emphasized that the directive covers all products containing nicotine, and children and adolescents cannot purchase any e-cigarettes containing nicotine, whether disposable or non-disposable. Moreover, she stressed that she is more concerned about banning their purchase of even nicotine-free e-cigarettes, as these products are also harmful.

The minister said that currently, she has asked the State Trade Inspectorate and the Consumer Competition Protection Office to assist the Ministry of Health’s activities.


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