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Italy to raise e-cigarette purchase age

| April 4, 2013

Italy has announced plans to raise the legal age limit for people buying e-cigarettes from 16 to 18 years old, according to an Agence France Presse story.

The new rules, which are due to go into effect on April 23, are scheduled to be in place until October 31, but they might be extended.

A study ordered by the health ministry found that the level of nicotine consumed, even as a result of moderate e-cigarette use, exceeded the recommended level established by the European Food Safety Authority. It wasn’t clear from the story who carried out the study.

E-cigarettes are increasingly popular in Italy, at least with the general public.

Category: Breaking News

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