WHO brands e-cigarettes as ‘harmful’ and pushes for better regulation
- The report concern that e-cigarette products could re-normalise smoking behaviour.
- Findings in recent years claim that 4.8% of young people between the ages of 11 to 18-years vaped at least once during March 2020
- This follows concerns that young people are vaping before smoking cigarettes, the findings indicated that a fifth who tried vaping had done so before smoking.
- In the report, Dr Tedros gives a warning around e-cigarette devices being promoted aggressively as ‘safer’ or ‘smoke-free’.
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