Cyprus Considers Vape Ban to Tackle Teen Addiction Crisis

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The Cyprus Parliament’s Health Committee has raised concerns about the detrimental effects of e-cigarettes on young people, prompting lawmakers to consider immediate action to address the “unreasonable use and sale of e-cigarettes,” as reported by Cyprus Mail on July 4th.

Committee Chairman Efthymios Diplaros emphasized the urgency of the situation, stating, “An alarm has been sounded and we must act immediately.” Health Minister Michael Damianos has called upon relevant departments and organizations to provide their input on the matter.

When questioned about the potential measures against e-cigarettes, Damianos acknowledged the complexity of the issue, noting that it requires the opinions of all stakeholders to proceed effectively. “You understand that smoking cannot be banned overnight,” he added.

Diplaros expressed his shock at the concerns raised, recognizing the ease with which children can access tobacco products. He proposed the formation of a special committee within the Parliamentary Health Committee to tackle this pressing issue head-on.

As Cyprus grapples with the growing problem of teen e-cigarette addiction, lawmakers and health officials are working together to develop a comprehensive strategy to protect the health and well-being of the nation’s youth.

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Matthew Ma