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Publicity and placement of product in favour of electronic cigarettes: letter with the Minister for health

Publication date: Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Plenary assembly of January 8th, 2014

The Council noted, during last weeks, the diffusion of advertisements ensuring the promotion of electronic cigarettes on the antennas of certain services of radio and television. It decided to question the Minister for the health, which announced the nearest adoption of a circular on the subject, on several points:

  • Does publicity for the electronic cigarette have to be looked like constitutive of publicity or propaganda, direct or indirect, in favour of the tobacco, of the products of the tobacco or the ingredients defined in the article L. 3511-1 of the Public health code? 
  • Could the electronic cigarette be looked like a drug within the meaning of the article L. 5121-2 of the Public health code? 
  • Which legal qualification within the meaning of the Public health code nicotine does answer she?

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