Posted: Tue 26th Aug 2014

Ban e-cigarettes from indoor spaces says the World Health Organisation

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This article is old - Published: Tuesday, Aug 26th, 2014

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said it wants e-cigarettes to be banned from public indoor spaces “until exhaled vapour is proven to be not harmful to bystanders”. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

WHO has reviewed existing evidence around electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) and has submitted a paper which includes a range of regulatory options. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The UN health body wants a ban of e-cigarette sales to minors, warning that they pose a “serious threat” to foetuses and youths, and banning ‘e-cig’ makers from making health claims without strong scientific evidence ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The recommendations will be debated by member states in October. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Companies and organisations in the UK are already starting to implement their own e-cigarette policies, as many non smokers believe smoke free workplace rules should include the use of e-cigs. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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