About TSS (The Smokeless Society) Supporters
TSS Supporters represent the views of those who:
1. Are concerned at the impact, influence, and effect of public nicotine inhalation on public health.
2. Believe in the principle that tobacco and e-cigarettes should be kept out of sight and not widely
advertised or publicly displayed, as has been happening recently with e-cigarettes.
In particular TSS Supporters are concerned that the public inhalation of nicotine, by either smoking tobacco or
'vaping' electronic cigarettes, together with the widespread and misleading marketing of electronic cigarettes, and
nicotine, as being ‘harmless’, will:
1. Encourage children and young people to start a lifetime of smoking or ‘vaping’ – with disastrous health
2. Encourage ex-smokers to return to nicotine inhalation and 'vaping' – again with disastrous health
In addition, the inhalation of nicotine, by either smoking tobacco or ‘vaping’ electronic cigarettes in public,
subjects others, who prefer not to be so reckless with their health, to the secondary inhalation of a wide
range of undetermined pollutants that are created by these activities.
TSS Supporters are concerned that any regulation that might be applied to electronic cigarettes currently seems
to be largely in the hands of two very vocal self-interest groups, having a common interest - the suppliers, and
the consumers; with little or no input being sought from the non-smokers and those who have direct personal
experience of the typically very negative, and tragic, health consequences of a lifetime of nicotine
TSS Supporters are in broad agreement with the following statement issued by the British Medical
Association in January 2013 regarding e-cigarettes:
"While e-cigarettes have the potential to reduce tobacco-related harm (by helping smokers to cut down
and quit), a strong regulatory framework is required for the sale and use of e-cigarettes to:
- ensure they are safe, quality assured and effective at helping smokers to cut down or quit
- restrict their marketing, sale and promotion so that it is only targeted at smokers as a way of
cutting down and quitting, and does not appeal to non-smokers, in particular children and young
- prohibit their use in workplaces and public places to limit second hand exposure to the vapour
exhaled by the user, and to ensure their use does not undermine smoking prevention and cessation by
reinforcing the normalcy of cigarette use."
The Framework Convention On Tobacco Control is the world's first global public health treaty and now more than
170 countries have become signatories/parties to the convention. TSS Supporters fully support the initiatives and
principles embodied in the 2005 Framework Convention On Tobacco Control (FCTC) - particularly regarding the bans on
tobacco advertising, promotion, sponsorship, display, and the introduction of plain packaging - and believe
that electronic cigarettes should be similarly controlled and regulated.
TSS Supporters strongly advocate the principle that "the best way to stop smoking is to never start smoking in the
first place", as embodied in the code of the Smokeless Society:
"Don't smoke in public"
"Don't encourage others to smoke"
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and Patents Act 1988.
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