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E-cigarettes may save smokers

Sep 06. 2014
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Re: "UN report on e-cigarettes is flawed, says critics", Breaking News, September 5
The August 26 report by the UN’s World Health Organisation (WHO) said governments should ban the sale of so-called electronic cigarettes to minors, warning that they posed a “serious threat” to unborn babies and young people. Yet, supporters of e-cigarettes insist they are much safer than traditional cigarettes. 
England banned the sale of these cigarettes to adolescents earlier this year, and I believe the reason for the ban may be based on WHO’s report. 
However, it must be considered that e-cigarettes, like nicotine patches and gum, can help heavy smokers give up smoking. Governments should consider spending more on research to find a better, more efficient treatment to help people quit smoking. This would be truly beneficial to mankind. 
Sutipunt Bongsununt

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