Barbados: Ban on smoking e-cigs in public areas

Barbados Nation:-SMOKING OF E-CIGARETTES in public places in Barbados as well as the sale of the product to minors has been banned.

The House of Assembly yesterday passed the Health Services (Amendment) Bill which adds the electronic cigarette to those tobacco products which people are already forbidden to smoke in public.

Minister of Health John Boyce, who introduced the amendment, served notice that steps were also being taken to have cigarette packaging graphically illustrate the harmful effects of smoking.

Boyce explained that an e-cig was a hand-held electronic device that vapourised a flavoured liquid and contained the addictive ingredient nicotine. –