Welsh Ecig Restrictions Cause Division

For a while now, in Wales, plans have been in place to ban the use of E-Cigarettes in all public spaces. It has been an argument that has caused a lot of controversy as many different groups seek to influence the decision. It is even an issue that could hold wider consequences for the rest of the UK when other places come up against the same debate. Therefore, it is an interesting and important time when the issue divides the Welsh Senedd so that now the Labour Welsh government will need to seek opposition support in order to pass the measure, seeing as they don't have outright majority.

Mark Drakeford, Health Minister has stated that it is a 'balance of risk' in the face of outcry from groups saying that it is there as a method of helping smokers quit and move on to a healthier alternative. He thinks that restrictions on Ecigs will help discourage children from smoking despite the weight of evidence against this theory.

Read more here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-politics-34967200

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