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Journal of Public Health Policy

, Volume 34, Issue 4, pp 560–564 | Cite as

France acts on electronic cigarettes

  • Zachary Cahn
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Abstract

France is deciding how to regulate electronic cigarettes. I first consider the French approach and how it contrasts with other attempts at electronic cigarette regulation globally. Next, I critique the individual elements of the French proposal. The overall approach taken by France is a positive development, but banning indoor use appears unnecessary and banning advertising may be counterproductive.

Keywords

nicotine policy electronic cigarette tobacco control harm reduction 

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Ltd 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Zachary Cahn
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  1. 1.Department of Health Policy and ManagementRollins School of Public Health, Emory UniversityAtlantaUSA

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