E-cigarettes: Mounting evidence shows the dangers of these new age devices
11 Apr 2019 - 15:00
South Africa’s public health community has been gathering evidence that shows e-cigarettes are more dangerous than first thought and that their use may have widespread effects.
E-cigarettes – or electronic cigarettes -- are battery-operated devices that emit doses of vaporised nicotine, or non-nicotine solutions for the users to inhale.
Speaking at a scientific evidence sharing round table, a panel of researchers, doctors and professors explained why the current promotion of e-cigarettes by tobacco manufacturers is extremely dangerous and problematic in South Africa.