An international group of scientists is asking the World Health Organization (WHO) not to classify e-cigarettes as tobacco products, according to Reuters.. The 53 scientists say the devices can help reduce smoking.
The scientists argue in a letter to WHO Director General Margaret Chan that e-cigarettes are “part of the solution” in the fight against smoking. “These products could be among the most significant health innovations of the 21st century – perhaps saving hundreds of millions of lives. The urge to control and suppress them as tobacco products should be resisted,” the scientists wrote.