In March I wrote about a new law proposed in Denmark that would in practice ban e-cigarettes and was supposed to take effect already in November this year. Have a look here (scroll down a bit). Today, however, I'm happy to see that the Danish Ministry of Health have decided to postpone the processing of this proposal until the next parliamentary session which would also be after the next election. According to DADAFO (The Danish Union of Vapers) this means that e-cigarettes and vaping at this point will not be included in the new "law on smoke free environment": http://dadafo.dk/lov-om-e-damp-udsaettes/ (in Danish, hope google translate works fairly well). The Ministry of Health say they want to use more time to gather knowledge and information.
DADAFO believes that this pleasant surprise comes as a result of the huge amount of responses to the request for comment, both from organisations and individuals, as well as the many emails sent to the relevant government instances and even the Minister of Health. The hard work that DADAFO and individual vapers have done has really paid off. Congratulations to you all! And I guess a thank you is also in order, from us Norwegian vapers. This will surely be noticed by Norwegian politicians as well and will make it easier to achieve our goal... to let vaping save as many lives as possible. I'm not sure if the Danish are aware about the commercials that usually hit Norway this time of the year (from Danish travel agencies I guess), but anyway, they have this jingle that goes like this: "It's wonderful to be Norwegian ... in Denmark". I'm glad that will still be true for a while :) (Yup, I'm actually going to Denmark this summer)