|Titre :||What to consider when regulating electronic cigarettes: Pros, cons and unintended consequences [Commentary] (2015)|
|Auteurs :||P. CAPONNETTO ; D. SAITTA ; D. SWEANOR ; R. POLOSA|
|Type de document :||Article : Périodique|
|Dans :||International Journal of Drug Policy (Vol.26, n°6, June 2015)|
|Article en page(s) :||554-559|
|Discipline :||SAN (Santé publique / Public health)|
Thésaurus TOXIBASECIGARETTE ELECTRONIQUE ; REGLEMENTATION ; SANTE PUBLIQUE ; TABAC
Thésaurus GéographiqueEUROPE ; ETATS-UNIS
Many public health experts, medical research societies, large health organizations and policy makers have expressed concerns about the increased popularity of electronic cigarettes and have pushed for more restrictive measures ranging from complete bans to tight regulations of these products either as medicines or as tobacco products. But these concerns have never been adequately qualified nor quantified. Without judicious assessment and thorough evaluation, regulations may have unintended consequences that can do more damage than good in public health terms. In this article, we will appraise the existing prominent regulatory frameworks for e-cigarettes, namely, general consumer product, medicinal product and tobacco product regulation, to highlight their pros and cons. Moreover, we provide concrete examples of the unintended consequences which may arise from inappropriate regulatory action.
To provide e-cigs regulation that maximizes their impact as a low-risk replacement.
Involving consumers in the regulatory process, will help policy makers.
Consumers will help policy makers point out unintended consequences of any actions.
Regulatory measures should address safety-quality standards.
Should primarily address verification of nicotine levels and ingredients.
|Domaine :||Tabac / Tobacco|
Centro per la Prevenzione e Cura del Tabagismo, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria "Policlinico-V. Emanuele", Catania, Italy