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Limit use of e-cigarettes

11th July 2014
Health experts say e-cigarettes should be banned or limited until more is known about their health effect.

lungcancer1A group of respected health experts have released a statement saying e-cigarettes have not had their safety or potential benefits tested and, until claims about e-cigarettes are supported by scientific evidence, they should not be used.

The statement was issued by the Forum of International Respiratory Societies, which has 70,000 members worldwide.

The experts warned governments about the addictive power of nicotine and the possible risk that e-cigarettes pose to nonusers.

If governments permit the use of e-cigarettes, the device should be regulated as medicines or tobacco products.

The statement also said that research on e-cigarettes should be supported by sources other than tobacco companies and e-cigarette makers, and all findings should be made public and presented in easy-to-understand language,

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