<p><b>France is prohibiting electronic cigarettes</b></p> <p>Smoking control intensifies. France prohibits electronic cigarettes but Bulgaria may simplify smoking ban.</p> <p>From 2008 in France was prohibited smoking in public places. Many heavy smokers who couldn't quit smoking themselves have switched to electronic cigarettes. Now minister of health in France is going to prohibit them as well.</p> <p>But Bulgarian hoteliers and restaurateurs ask new government to cancel full smoking ban that was introduced last year. They want to be able again to divide premises to smoking and non-smoking rooms. And they argue that after full smoking ban country budget has lost 400 million euro.</p>