E-cigarettes are Tobacco — says WHO?

e-cigarette_tobacco_WHO

Quick question: what is an e-cigarette? Is it a tobacco product? Could it be a solution to help you kick the habit? Or would you say it’s a cleaner, better smelling alternative to traditional smoking?

If you said they are a solution and not the problem, then you might be one of the 53 top scientists who share your opinion and made it known to the international community. (Thanks for reading, doctor!) The group of experts warned the World Health Organization (WHO) that a plan to classify e-cigarettes as tobacco would harm progress made against traditional cigarette-related illness and addiction.

The WHO will formally announce its position during an October conference in Moscow. So if you said e-cigarettes are just tobacco in disguise, then you may want to put your money on the WHO.

 

E-cigarettes as Tobacco – So What?

World e-cigarette sales reached $3 billion in 2013, and the market is only expanding. However, 178 countries could be bound by the WHO’s opinion, and this will cause severe limitations upon the products. Where the WHO goes, so goes these nations (the United States is not a part of the member nations who must follow suit, but the ruling could lead to changes in the future). If the WHO makes the tobacco connection, these 178 countries would be responsible for the following:

  • Implementation of plans to discourage private and public e-cigarette use
  • Adding health warnings on each box
  • Ending certain advertisement practices
  • Raising taxes on the product

Yet, the 53 researchers are adamant that a tangible connection cannot be made among e-cigarettes, tobacco, addiction or any of the other concerning factors found in traditional cigarettes. The eyes of manufacturers, sellers and consumers will be on Moscow and the WHO this October. What do you think should happen?

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Discover

Subscribe For Updates!

Latest

Doctors puzzled as boys hit puberty much sooner than in past decades

According to the latest research, boys are hitting puberty as much as two years earlier than they did in past decades and doctors are...

Ten Top Tips For Building Muscle

Despite what you might think, it is surprisingly achievable to build muscle. You just need the right mindset, a bit of willpower and a...

Healthy Recipes to Reclaim Your Health

Whether you have decided that you need to make healthy changes, or if you were turned down for coverage when you requested life insurance...

The Stresses That Go With a DWI: How to Obtain Help

Every day, millions of Americans get in their cars, drive to work, school, daycare, out to dinner, to doctor’s appointments and just about everywhere...

AeroLife OnDemand Energy and Vitamins

This post brought to you by AeroLife™ . All opinions are 100% mine. Looking for an easier way to stay healthy? Then you definitely have...
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •