The Government has today initiated changes to the law thereby allowing to regulate the use of electronic cigarettes in Ukraine.
"We will consider e-cigarette and new heated tobacco products (battery-powered vaporizer) to other kinds of tobacco products. The use of such e-cigarettes shall be governed by the law in Ukraine," stressed Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk.
According to the PM, restrictions on the advertising of electronic cigarettes will be applied. Moreover, it is offered to ban the smoking of such cigarettes in public places and to introduce relevant labeling.
"This is a European practice in the field of tobacco use control. In addition, we must protect human health and mitigate harmful effects," the Head of Government stressed.