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Barbados to regulate e-cigarettes

Published:Wednesday | October 29, 2014 | 9:54 AM

Barbados' Health Minister John Boyce has indicated that Bridgetown is reviewing draft legislation to regulate the use of e-cigarettes.



Boyce told delegates at the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization sub-regional training workshop yesterday that the decision to amend the legislation was taken in response to a recent WHO report on the use of e-cigarettes.



He said the report highlighted evidence suggesting that exhaled e-cigarette aerosol increased the background air level of some toxicants.



As a consequence, the WHO has advised that legal steps should be taken to end e-cigarette use indoors, in public and workplaces.



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