It is a real blow to the bamboo for vapers and e-cigarette professionals in Tunisia. In order to limit a "spread" in the number of users, the e-cigarette may soon be regulated as a toxic substance. This could result in the imposition of a tax and an advertising ban.
Monday, December 14, the Minister of Public Health, Faouzi Mehdi, announced that the phenomenon of e-cigarette consumption in Tunisia, especially among young people and children, has undergone significant development which requires the organization of actions to raise awareness of its dangers.
The person in charge of the case of non-communicable diseases in the office of the Minister of Health, Rafla Tej Dallagi, for its part called to regulate this commercial sector and to classify the e-cigarette as a “toxic substance”.
According to Ms. Dallagi, 70.000 vapers in Tunisia believe that the e-cigarette is less harmful than tobacco and that the vape is a real tool for weaning. This is why, according to her, that this product is used so excessively that it poses a double threat to consumers.
To see now in the coming weeks if this regulation will take place or not ...