Brazilian State Legislature Approves Bill to Ban E-cigarettes in Schools

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Brazilian State Legislature Approves Bill to Ban E-cigarettes in Schools
Brazilian state of Sergipe approves bill to ban e-cigarettes in public and private schools, aiming to raise awareness of health risks.

According to a report from Faxaju on April 11th, the Legislative Council of Sergipe, Brazil approved a bill numbered 53/2024 on Thursday (April 11th) aimed at banning e-cigarettes in public and private schools in the state. The bill was proposed by state representative Cristiano Cavalcante.


The main topics of the proposal include the importance of disease prevention, the impact of smoking and e-cigarette use, etc. The campaign for the bill will take place during the week of World No Tobacco Day on May 31st.


The legislator explained, "The World Health Organization estimates that about one-third of the adult population smokes. Additionally, the use of e-cigarettes among young people is also increasing. Therefore, it is extremely necessary to have this discussion in the classroom as a public policy to increase awareness of tobacco and e-cigarettes among the public, especially school communities.


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