Scientists Ask WHO Not to Classify E-Cigarettes as Tobacco Products

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.

Full story of WHO and classification of e-cigarettes at drugfree.org

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