On October 16, according to OBServatorio news, according to a study by the Federal University of Pelotas, in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, one in five young Brazilians uses e-cigarettes. The survey also showed that the devices, also known as e-cigarettes, are becoming increasingly popular among 18 – to 24-year-olds. The percentage of minors in Brazil who have tried the product is 16.8 percent, compared to just 7 percent in the United Kingdom, and the Federal Senate in Brasilia will hold a public hearing at the end of this month to discuss the importance of regulating e-cigarettes.
Although not regulated in Brazil, e-cigarettes are sold freely on the streets, which experts say is a factor that increases the risk for users. This is because, since they are illegal, there is no regulation of their entry into the country, the illegal market, and the substances used in these devices. The Federal Senate in Brasilia will hold a public hearing at the end of this month to discuss the importance of regulating e-cigarettes. Brazil needs to take action to ensure the health of young people.