More e-cigarettes on the beaches? For years, the "Espace sans tabac" label has been awarded to many beaches in France that no longer allow the consumption of cigarettes. But that does not seem enough and today it is the electronic cigarettes, hookahs, and hookahs that are targeted by this prohibition.
Several times the question arose as to whether the e-cigarette should be concerned by these prohibitions in the beaches but also the parks. Today, we get a start of answer by noting that some beaches already prohibit electronic cigarettes, hookahs, and shisha.
Launched a few years ago by the League Against Cancer, the label "Space without tobacco" has been awarded to 218 public outdoor spaces, parks or beaches (whole or in part), where tobacco is prohibited by municipal decree, in 29 cities to date. As for children's playgrounds, it is forbidden to smoke there since a national decree of June 2015.
The league, which promotes « friendly and healthy public spaces« for « denormalising« smoking, responsible for 78 000 deaths per year in France, launched the label « City without tobacco« to convince municipalities to systematize these places.
It is Nice who, first, created in 2012 a beach without tobacco, it counts four today. Others followed, like its neighbor Cagnes-sur-Mer, who banned this summer on one of its 10 cigarette ranges but also « hookah, shisha, electronic cigarette, e-cigarette or any other smoking or inhalation product« , With a « very favorable opinion« families, especially for the health of children, says the mayor Louis Nègre.
This choice is not surprising, now remains to see if this ban on e-cigarette on the beaches will become widespread in the months or years to come.