The World Health Organization says there should be a ban on the use of e-cigarettes indoors and that sales to children should stop. In a report the health body says there must be no more claims that the devices can help smokers quit – until there is firm evidence to support this.
WHO experts warn the products might pose a threat to adolescents and the foetuses of pregnant women.
Might. Or might not. It’s always useful with warnings to reverse the wording: “WHO experts warn the products might not pose a threat to adolescents and the foetuses of pregnant women.”
…The health experts call for a ban on advertisements that could encourage children and non-smokers to use the devices. And they say fruit, candy or alcoholic-drink style flavours should be prohibited too, while the sales of electronic cigarettes from vending machines should be heavily restricted…
Why? Because the WHO experts – thsoe experts who don’t know the facts and are thefore experts in, well, not this particular field – warn “exhaled e-cigarette vapour could increase the background air levels of some toxicants and nicotine.”
Or could not.
Again, just like the ban on smoking insides pubs, the move is about protecting the second-hand smokers, who might not need protecting.
On the plus side for all e-cig tokers is that is the WHO can make your twit tubes dangeous, you might end up looking pretty cool…