Considered to be a safer alternative to smoking, the e-cigarette (electronic nicotine delivery system) has boomed in recent years, but now its use could be limited due to calls for strict new measures.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has issued a report claiming steps need to be taken to end the use of e-cigarettes indoors – in both work spaces and public places – to prevent the harm exhaling the vapour could cause.
WHO experts warn the electronic devices may pose a particular threat to adolescents and the feotuses of pregnant women, and adds that they could also potentially spark increased cigarette use in children.
In addition to this ban, the health body suggests the following measures should be taken:
- Stop the sales of e-cigarettes to children.
- Advertisements encouraging people to use...