Greek court says e-cigarettes do not differ from traditional smoking



A top Greek court has decided that electronic cigarettes should have the same legal restrictions as traditional smoking does when it comes to bans in public places and advertising.

In its ruling, the Council of State, Greece’s Supreme Administrative Court, rejected an appeal launched by the Electronic Cigarette Businesses Association, stating that the same restrictions and prohibitions that apply to regular cigarettes should also include electronic cigarettes.

Greece has imposed restrictions and prohibitions on the advertising, sale and use of regular cigarettes and tobacco products (ban on smoking in public places, transport etc.) and has also introduced sanctions against offenders.

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