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E-cigarettes ban in UAE goes up in smoke
E-cigarette ban in the emirates needs enforcement, health experts say
Cigarette smoking should be banned in all public areas - including bars and restaurants.
Bob, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Harm reduction should be the policy. E-cigarettes help smokers stop smoking and should be legal here as they are in other countries. Better to have people stop inhaling tobacco smoke first - anything is better than that.
Jeff Bustlethwaite, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
It is a matter of choice. Not all eliquids are with nicotine, zero nics are much preferred for the cessation of smoking habits. The only problem here is that it should be regulated/controlled, not banned. Tobacco giants are just shaking in their boots as to why their sales have dropped significantly after the boom of the e-cig industry. People would rather pay good money for something that doesn't harm them and others. Why is it the midwakh and Shisha still available too? Because it is regulated. Educate people about its effects and do not sell to minors. This is what's to be done instead of an outright banning.
Abu Eisa Taicho, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
There should be effective ban of cigarette use in public. I have witnessed many driving and smoking. Rules should be rules,
Anonymous, dubai, United Arab Emirates
Why can't the authorities also think of banning public smoking? All major countries have taken this initiative. E-Cigarettes atleast do not lead to passive smoking - something that is even more dangerous and affecting all the non smoking / smoking public, young children in UAE. E-Cigarettes seem a better option than regular ones in this light. Both are known to be carcinogenic. Neither one can be better than the other. But for the general public the latter is worse. I being a non smoker, would like all kinds of tobacco products banned from public use as a bare minimum.
Nandith, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The WHO is not looking to ban e-cigarettes but does not discount the possibility that the electronic cigarette could be useful as a smoking cessation aid, but insisted that claims that electronic cigarettes can help smokers quit need to be backed up by clinical studies and toxicity analyses and operate within the proper regulatory framework. Anything related to nicotine is not healthy. Nicotine is addictive but the e-cigarette removed the 400+ other chemicals you take in when you some a normal cigarette.
Joe, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
It sounds absurd. Why can't people get rid of their nicotine dependency? UAE has enormous opportunities for every one to lead a healthy life.
Khurshid Qazi, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
I think UAE should bann all kinds of items whic are bad for health such as Cigrattes, Liquor etc etc and set an example
Nasheed, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
if real cigarettes are more harmful why not ban them, instead of e-cigarettes?
BM, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
I truly do not believe those studies, if they want to fight smoking then increase the cost like Europe has done….many people will quit if the pack’s price became 30 AED…including me !!
Mohammad, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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