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Parliamentary question - E-001402/2023Parliamentary question

Prohibiting the sale of Puff Bar and other electronic cigarettes to minors

Question for written answer  E-001402/2023/rev.1
to the Commission
Rule 138
Gianantonio Da Re (ID)

The market for electronic cigarettes and Puff Bar disposable vapes is growing significantly throughout the EU, the Italian market alone being worth EUR 469 million and the number of consumers increasing rapidly, up by 10% between 2021 and 2022.

One of the biggest problems with this type of cigarette is the large proportion of underage smokers, who are doubtless attracted by the variety of tastes and perfumes available, and the often misleading marketing that underplays the harmfulness of these products.

In addition, online sales are not subject to checks and purchasers can easily lie about their age to obtain home deliveries.

In view of this:

Submitted: 27.4.2023

Last updated: 17 May 2023
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