Why Japan is still banning electronic cigarettes, but not e-cigarettes
Japan is considering banning e-cigarette products from its airports, while also considering banning the use of electronic cigarettes in public places.
A joint statement from the Prime Minister’s Office, the Cabinet Office, and the Ministry of Health said electronic cigarettes have not been proven safe for public health.
The government also wants to limit the number of e-cig sales, restrict use in the workplace, and require the use and disposal of e.liquids and liquid nicotine in public spaces.
Japan has seen a steady increase in the number and number of people seeking treatment for vaping-related ailments in recent years.
More than 300,000 people in Japan are currently diagnosed with asthma, according to the latest data.
Many people in the country are also seeking treatment from doctors for chronic conditions like asthma and COPD.