According to a report by World Today News on December 29, when Frank Borm, an oncologist at Leiden University Medical Center, asked a school class in the Netherlands who had tried e-cigarettes, only a small number of people responded. He raised his hand. These students, who are only 12 and 13 years old, are already quite familiar with e-cigarettes. They know where to buy them, how much they cost, and what flavors are available.
According to the Trinbosch Institute, one in five Dutch young people (aged 12 to 25 years old) has used e-cigarettes in the past year.
E-cigarettes themselves can also cause lung damage, Bolm said. E-cigarettes evaporate e-liquid, which contains a mixture of flavors and other substances such as highly addictive nicotine. Additionally, two-thirds of e-cigarette users will still start using real cigarettes.
Starting from January 1, 2024, the Netherlands will no longer allow the purchase of e-cigarettes with flavors such as pineapple, honey, kiwi or nuts. Only tobacco flavors can be purchased.
In fact, this ban has already been implemented on January 1, 2023, but stores are still allowed to sell existing inventory.