While in France, the month of November is now synonymous with " Month without tobacco " and of " Month of the vape At the tobacconists, in the United States it is a " November without vape Which has just been ordered by John Hickenlooper, the governor of the state of Colorado.
Last Friday, the governor of the state of Colorado, John Hickenlooper signed a decree and a proclamation to recognize the "Vape-Free November".
The Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment (CDPHE) announced that the state had the highest rate of teenage vapers in the country. As the US FDA states, vaping is increasingly seen as an epidemic that can lead to nicotine addiction.
« Pushing young people to vaping is intolerable. Together, we can help families better understand the impact of the vape on health while trying to reduce the number of young people who are turning to this form of nicotine use that is both popular and problematic. ", Said Governor Hickenlooper.
The executive order consists of several steps. It directs the Ministry of Revenue to double-check the compliance of tobacco sellers and electronic cigarettes to ensure that they do not sell to minors. It also prohibits the use of electronic cigarettes in and around state buildings.
It orders the CDPHE to issue a health advisory on vaping and to identify programs aimed at preventing this behavior. The decree also contains suggestions that the legislator may take into account during its next session, including the integration of license for sellers, the raising of the minimum age of purchase to 21 years but also the prohibition of the sale flavored tobacco and vaping products in the state of Colorado.