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WHO urges restrictions on e-cigarettes

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: (Published 08 November 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i5991
  1. Anne Gulland
  1. London

The World Health Organization has urged countries to restrict the sale, promotion, and use of electronic cigarettes.

WHO made the call in a paper to be discussed at this week’s meeting of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in India.1 The paper said that the aerosol produced by e-cigarettes contained glycols, aldehydes, volatile organic compounds, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon, tobacco specific nitrosamines, metals, silicate particles, and other elements. A number …

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