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WHO advocates ending E-cigarettes boom, lists dangers

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WHO advocates ending E-cigarettes boom, lists dangers
WHO advocates ending E-cigarettes boom, lists dangers

E-cigarettes, which pose severe well being dangers, are being “aggressively marketed” to younger individuals and in massive components of the world there are not any guidelines in place to guard youngsters from their dangerous results, UN well being company World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Thursday (December 14, 2023).

WHO mentioned that 88 international locations haven’t any minimal age at which e-cigarettes might be purchased and 74 international locations haven’t applied any e-cigarette rules.

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WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus known as on international locations to ramp up prevention measures, saying that “children are being recruited and trapped at an early age to make use of e-cigarettes and will get hooked to nicotine”.

Teen customers spiking

Children aged 13 to fifteen worldwide are utilizing e-cigarettes at charges increased than adults, WHO analysis has discovered, and within the United Kingdom the variety of younger customers has tripled previously three years.

The UN well being company mentioned that the merchandise generate carcinogenic substances, enhance the danger of coronary heart and lung issues and might have an effect on mind growth.

WHO additionally warned that the tobacco trade “funds and promotes false proof” to argue that e-cigarettes cut back hurt, whereas on the identical time “closely selling these merchandise to youngsters and non-smokers and persevering with to promote billions of cigarettes”.

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