Target: France health minister, Marisol Touraine
Goal: Thank Marisol Touraine for banning e-cigarettes in public, protecting the safety and comfort of the public
The health minister of France, Marisol Touraine, has recently made the decision to ban e-cigarettes in public places throughout the county. Included in this ban are restaurants, bars, educational institutions and other locations. This regulation will reduce the public’s exposure to toxic chemicals, a health success that deserves high praise.
Traditional cigarettes have been banned in public in France since 2007 in order to reduce second hand smoke and chemical exposure, and protect the public. After the ban, the number of French citizens who smoked cigarettes dropped from 33 to 27 percent.
Touraine decided to expand the ban to all types of cigarettes as even e-cigarettes are not risk-free. This is the most effective step in protecting public safety as smoking is very popular in France and smoking-related diseases and deaths are very common. Each year, about 73,000 people in France die from smoking-related cancers. This ban shows that the country is becoming aware of the issues that smoking is causing among its citizens and hopefully it can help to reduce smoking-related illnesses even further.
Please sign the petition below to support France’s efforts to protect public safety by banning e-cigarettes in public.
Dear Marisol Touraine,
Thank you for your recent decision to ban e-cigarettes from public places in France. This was a noble action in protecting the health and comfort of your public.
As you are aware, traditional cigarettes were banned from the public in France in 2007 and since then, the number of French citizens who smoke cigarettes has dropped from 33 to 27 percent. Hopefully the e-cigarette regulations will have similar effects in reducing smoking rates. Because smoking is very popular in France, about 73,000 citizens die each year from smoking-related cancers. We are thrilled that you recognize that this is an issue and hopefully your regulations will create awareness that leads to trends of positive changes.
Thank you again for your efforts in protecting public safety and we encourage you to continue to fight for this issue and make further positive changes in the future.
[Your Name Here]
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