World Health Organization Puts Another Nail in the E-Cigarette Coffin

By Liz Dwyer, www.takepart.com

It looks like the World Health Organization isn’t buying that electronic cigarettes help people quit smoking and that the vapor the devices emit is harmless. A new report on electronic nicotine delivery systems by the health arm of the United Nations recommends banning the use of the devices in public and a global crackdown on their promotion as a healthier alternative to traditional cancer sticks.

The report’s authors start out by acknowledging that e-cigs “are the subject of a public health dispute among bona fide tobacco-control advocates that has become more divisive as their use has increased.”

Hundreds of cities in the U.S. and three states, North Dakota, New Jersey, and Utah already prohibit e-cigarette use in 100 percent smoke-free venues.

This article was originally published on www.takepart.com, August 26, 2014. Read the complete article here.

*Image of “no to e cigarette” via Shutterstock

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