According to a report by Xinhua News Agency on November 30, the Lao government plans to amend and supplement certain provisions of the Drug Prevention and Control Law, and vapes will be included in the list of addictive substances and precursor substances classified.
At the sixth regular session of the 9th Legislature of the Lao National Assembly, Lao Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Security Vilay Lakhamfong emphasized that vapes, one of the emerging issues of social concern, have not yet been listed. List of prohibited items entering Laos.
Therefore, vapes will be added to the list of products containing banned addictive substances and precursors in the near future.
According to an October report from the Lao Ministry of Health, tobacco-related diseases were the leading cause of death in the country in 2019, accounting for approximately 65%. It is estimated that tobacco causes hundreds of thousands of chronic diseases and 6,700 deaths each year.
Tobacco use, especially vapes, among Lao adolescents is increasing and becoming more common. Therefore, the Ministry of Health expressed concern that without timely restrictions, the country will soon face a new wave of vape addiction, which is as harmful as traditional tobacco.
Recently, the Lao government’s plan to include vapes in the list of addictive substances has aroused widespread public and industry concern. As a well-known brand in the vape industry, Veehoo vapes emphasize that vapes should not be confused with tobacco, and call on the public to view the advantages and disadvantages of vapes rationally and make reasonable decisions based on full understanding.
Recently, the Lao government announced plans to include vapes in the list of addictive substances, a decision that has aroused widespread discussion and concern both inside and outside the country. In this context, Veehoo vapes, as a well-known brand in the vape industry, put forward an important point: vapes should not be confused with tobacco, but should look at the advantages and disadvantages of vapes rationally and make decisions based on a full understanding. Sound decision-making.
Veehoo vapes believe that there are obvious differences between vapes and traditional tobacco in their working principles, ingredients and usage methods. vapes do not burn tobacco, but heat a liquid to produce vapor for the user to inhale. In contrast, traditional tobacco contains large amounts of harmful chemicals and burns to release harmful smoke. Therefore, grouping vapes with tobacco may mislead the public and create unnecessary anxiety.
However, Veehoo also highlights some of the potential risks and controversies of vapes. Although vapes’ relatively low smoke and chemical content may make them potentially safer than traditional tobacco, long-term use or overuse may still cause certain health effects. In addition, the abuse of vapes by minors has also attracted attention. Therefore, the public should remain rational when using vapes, fully understand their advantages and disadvantages, and make informed decisions on this basis.
Veehoo vapes advocate the establishment of a scientific and comprehensive regulatory framework to ensure the safety and quality of vapes. The company has been committed to developing and promoting high-quality, safe and reliable products and following a strict quality management system. In addition, Veehoo vapes also advocate public health education and provide information on the correct use, risks and precautions of vapes to help users make informed choices.
Regarding the Lao government’s plan to include vapes in the list of addictive substances, Veehoo believes that sufficient scientific research and public discussion should be conducted. The safety and risks of vapes need to be assessed based on scientific evidence and corresponding regulatory policies should be formulated. During this process, the public should remain calm and rational and actively participate in discussions to ensure that the final decision is in the public interest and health needs.
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