If this is not the scoop of the year, it remains a real worry for the very many vapers. Will the e-cigarette user soon be banned from the beaches in France? The Principality of Monaco has in fact just banned tobacco and also electronic cigarettes on the Larvotto, the solarium beach and that of the fishermen until September 30, 2021. A private liberty initiative which is far from isolated!
It is an initiative that is spreading at breakneck speed. For some time now, smokers but also vapers have found themselves banned from many beaches in France. Nice was the first city in France to offer the opening of a tobacco-free beach, that of the Centenary, in 2012. Since then, the city has had four. Marseille, she chose in 2020 to ban smoking on all its supervised beaches during the high tourist season, from June 1 to September 1. Cannes (two beaches), Menton (one beach) and many other municipalities on the Mediterranean coast have followed suit.
Launched by the League against cancer, the label Tobacco-free space proposes, in partnership with local authorities, the establishment of outdoor public spaces without tobacco among those not subject to the ban on smoking in public places (decree n ° 2006-1386 of November 15, 2006). For beaches, it comes with the label Tobacco-free beach. Measures that aim to protect children and non-smokers from the dangers of passive smoking.
If currently access to vapers is not completely compartmentalized, it could be that over time you simply no longer have the right to make pretty clouds of vapor on the fine sand.