Luxembourg – new anti-smoking regulations came into force on 1 August 2017

Luxembourg has recently banned e-cigarettes from public spaces in the same way as conventional smoking, and imposed tighter restrictions on smoking around children. Cigarettes and electronic cigarettes vaping are not to be used in sports arenas (ex. stadiums) where children below the age of 16 are performing sports, and the amendments also ban smoking in vehicles when children below the age of 12 are in the vehicle. Smoking or vaping in playing areas for children are not allowed. In addition, it is strictly prohibited to sell cigarettes and e-cigarettes to anyone below the age of 18.

According to the Ministry of Health, passive smoking in an enclosed space significantly increases the tobacco’s harmful effects and opening windows or using air conditioning do not sufficiently decrease the intake.

The new regulations expressly prohibit the use of electronic cigarettes, known as vaping, in the places in which smoking bans are imposed. This measure aims at protecting people from the potential health risks of e-cigarettes.

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