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THE BIG QUESTION

The big question: should there be more restrictions placed on the use of e-cigarettes?

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The World Health Organisation has recently said that electronic cigarettes should face greater restrictions on their use, sale and promotion.

Although less harmful than real cigarettes, the nicotine vapour inhalers carry a passive smoking risk that mean they should be banned indoors, the United Nations healthcare organisation said.

It also said they were dangerous to children and recommended a clampdown on sales to minors with vending machines removed “in almost all locations”.

There is only “limited” evidence that e-cigarettes help smokers quit, which “does not allow conclusions to be reached”, it added. It called for a ban on marketing them as “smoking cessation aids” without more evidence.

Do you agree with WHO? Should there be more restrictions on e-cigarettes?

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Readers' comments (3)

  • "Should there be more restrictions on e-cigarettes?"

    Absolutely not. As the WHO say themselves, they don't actually know anything about e-cigarettes, so why impose restrictions on something that poses no known threat to anyone?

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  • "Should there be more restrictions on e-cigarettes?"

    Absolutely not. As the WHO say themselves, they don't actually know anything about e-cigarettes, so why impose restrictions on something that poses no known threat to anyone?

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  • There's been a spate of e cigs exploding. Does this count as being unhealthy?

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