Va­p­ing in taxis ban con­sid­ered

Huddersfield Daily Examiner - - FRONT PAGE -

at a pub­lic meet­ing next Mon­day, it would be fol­low­ing Brad­ford which has al­ready banned them. Leeds is con­sid­er­ing it, how­ever Kirklees and Wake­field is yet to con­sider it. But there is some de­bate about e-ci­garettes. Ear­lier this month Pub­lic Health Eng­land called for them to be pre­scribed on the NHS within the next few years be­cause of how suc­cess­ful they have been in help­ing peo­ple to stop smok­ing.

Re­search sug­gests at least 20,000 peo­ple a year quit with the help of e-ci­garettes and they are at least 95% less harm­ful than smok­ing. But they’re not pop­u­lar ev­ery­where, the Welsh Gov­ern­ment tried to ban the use of e-ci­garettes in some en­closed places, in­clud­ing schools and hos­pi­tals, fear­ing va­p­ing would “renor­malise smok­ing”, but the bid failed due to a po­lit­i­cal row.

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