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  1. Rob Osborne

To ban or not to ban? Health committee undecided over e-cigs

A group of influential AMs can't agree whether to support the Welsh Government's proposal to ban E-cigarettes in indoor public places.

An Assembly health committee are split over e-cigarettes Credit: PA

The health committee was largely split over party lines with Labour members supporting the move with most other members disagreeing.

The Health minister Mark Drakeford wants to extend the current indoor smoking ban to include the devises. He fears they re-normalise smoking and act as a so called 'gateway' to children.

But examining the proposal the committee heard conflicting evidence from a range of groups. While health boards and public health bodies said the move was necessary as a percussion while other groups like Cancer Research UK and ASH saying a potential ban could be harmful.

The report will be examined by AMs with a vote likely on the ban early next year.