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6th March 2023
Uruguay: The Ministry of Health has opposed the legalisation of e-cigarettes after the Association of Vapers of Uruguay (Asovape) called on the government to regulate them and “campaign for responsible consumption”, press reports. The ministry countered: “It is in the best interest of the population that they continue to be banned because there is no evidence to show that one device is less harmful than another.”
13th July 2022
Uruguay: The Ministry of Education and Culture has approved the setting-up of the Association of Vapers of Uruguay (Asovape), which seeks to reduce smoking and regulate the consumption of e-cigarettes, press reports. The ministry said the association would “promote through education...the ways of reducing the harm associated with smoking”. The sale of e-cigarettes has been banned in Uruguay since 2009.
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