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WHO describes e-cigarette ads as a hoax

Geneva, Jun 3 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization (WHO) described the e-cigarettes ads to encourage their use as a hoax.

WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom recalled that among the arguments to boost the use of such devices was that they reduce the harm caused by smoking, but in practice this is not the case.

Ads in certain way are urging children as early as 10, 11 and 12 years old to vape.

Going beyond a fad, it is the first step to create a harmful habit and then move on to the next level, which would be traditional tobacco smoking.

Nations must ensure the regulation of electronic cigarettes in order to protect citizens.

The WHO maintains its position to toughen measures against the use of these devices and heated tobacco products.

In a report, the international organization deemed the consequences of this problem for human health as obscure.

The WHO recalled that smoking remains a global health emergency, as it kills over eight million people a year, seven million attributed to direct consumption and about 1.3 million are passive smokers.

Electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes are battery-operated smoking devices that often resemble the classic cigarettes in shape.

The action of using them is known as vaping as the user inhales from the mouthpiece and this causes the vaporizer to heat the liquid inside the cartridge.

The liquid contains nicotine, flavorings and other chemicals, which then become the vapor that is inhaled.

Some people think that e-cigarettes are safer than regular cigarettes and can be used to help quit smoking, but this has not been proven.


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