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.

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