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WHO called for tough regulations to restrict use of e-cigarettes

Aug 28, 2014 12:51 IST

The World Health Organization (WHO) on 26 August 2014 called for a range of tough regulations that restricts the use of e-cigarettes. The world health body in a report has recommended banning their indoor use and sales to the children.

Experts at WHO have warned that such products might pose threat to adolescents and the fetuses of pregnant women.

Apart from this, WHO also urged manufacturers not to make claims that the devices can help people to quit smoking until there is firm evidence to support their cause. WHO says that legal steps should be taken to end the use of e-cigarettes indoors - both in public spaces and in work places.

On the other hand, experts have suggested that fruit, candy or alcoholic-drink style flavours should be banned too, while the sales of electronic cigarettes from vending machines should be heavily restricted. They also have called on for a ban on advertisements that could encourage children and non-smokers to use the devices.

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