The push for smoke-free environments continues to march across Brazilian states — how long before federal legislators decide to extend such protections nationwide?
Today the governors of the southern state of Paraná (PR) and the western state of Amazonas (AM) signed new tobacco control laws, joining Ceará (CE), Rio de Janeiro (RJ) and São Paulo (SP) [...]
It looks like Brazilian authorities have concluded that the World Health Organization (WHO) is right about this product and its promotion.
The National Sanitary Vigilance Agency (ANVISA) just announced a ban on the trade within, and import into, Brazil of electronic smoking devices, sometimes called e-cigarettes, e-ciggy and e-cigar, among other monikers. The ban particularly targets [...]
WHO: Electronic Cigarettes Not Legit Therapy / OMS: cigarrilos electrónicos no son tratamiento legítimoFriday, September 26th, 2008
From the World Health Organization (WHO):
Marketers of electronic cigarettes should halt unproved therapy claims
Contrary to what some marketers of the electronic cigarette imply in their advertisements, the World Health Organization (WHO) does not consider it to be a legitimate therapy for smokers trying to quit.
“The electronic cigarette is not a proven nicotine replacement therapy,” said [...]