WHO plans to ban e-cigarettes

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Published: 2021-02-28 19:05

Last Updated: 2021-04-12 20:46


WHO plans to ban e-cigarettes
WHO plans to ban e-cigarettes

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is currently working on banning e-cigarettes, according to the Daily Mail. There are concerns regarding users replacing ingredients with other harmful substances, according to reports by the Sun on Sunday.

Tobacco harm expert and former director of anti-smoking group ASH Clive Bates said these recommendations are 'irresponsible' and 'bizarre,' and will ultimately 'protect the cigarette trade.'

Public Health England (PHE) found that smoking continues to be the most prominent risk factor for death and poor health in England. Research by King's College London found that nicotine delivery devices are a key factor that helps British citizens quit smoking.

The independent Committee on Toxicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment (COT) stressed that e-cigarettes should only be used as an aid to quit smoking. Chair of the COT Alan Boobis said it is wrong to consider these vaping devices as ‘harmless.’


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