Vaping the new battlefront in war against smoking


By AGENCY

One challenge of regulating e-cigarettes is the broad range of products that go with it, many of which contain the harmful and addictive nicotine. — AFP

Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) and similar devices are dangerous to health and must be regulated to curb the tobacco industry’s tactics to get young people hooked on nicotine, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on July 27 (2021).

“Nicotine is highly addictive. Electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) are harmful, and must be better regulated,” said WHO chief Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

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