After introducing ban on electronic cigarettes grey market will "bloom"
Ban on sale of electronic cigarettes in Latvia planned by Ministry of Health contradicts position of European Union and will further illegal trade President of the Latvian Traders Association Henrik Danusevich has declared.
Respective amendments to the law about restriction of sale, advertisement and consumption of tobacco products were considered on the meeting of secretaries of state on March 20th. They foresee that electronic cigarettes should be registered as medicine.
"It is next case when Latvia introducing various directives and bans, gets ahead of European Union" - Danusevich has declared.
Traders support necessity of reasonable regulation of tobacco branch but bans that contradict new tobacco directive of European Union say that unreasonable restrictions may concern any branch.