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Published On: Fri, Jul 12th, 2013

The World Health Organization advises against E-cigarettes

As part of their Tobacco Free Initiative (TFI), the World Health Oganization (WHO) made a statement earlier this week concerning the use of electronic cigarettes or ENDS (electronic nicotine delivery systems).

The statement from the UN body poses a couple of questions concerning the effectiveness and safety of ENDS.

Two brands of e-cigs with the corresponding spare battery.  Equazcion at the wikipedia project

Two brands of e-cigs with the corresponding spare battery.
Equazcion at the wikipedia project

Concerning the safety of electronic cigarettes, the WHO says “The safety of ENDS has not been scientifically demonstrated.”

“The potential risks they pose for the health of users remain undetermined. Furthermore, scientific testing indicates that the products vary widely in the amount of nicotine and other chemicals they deliver and there is no way for consumers to find out what is actually delivered by the product they have purchased”, the WHO states.

They point to the presence of large concentrations of propylene glycol in e-cigarettes, saying that the chemical  is a known irritant when inhaled.

In the statement, the WHO also mentions the risk of nicotine poisoning, particularly to certian populations like children if they were to swallow the contents of a nicotine cartridge.

The second question posed by the WHO is “Is use of electronic cigarettes (ENDS) an effective method for quitting tobacco smoking?”

Again, the global health body answers  by saying this has not been scientifically demonstrated.

“ENDS are often touted as tobacco replacements, smoking alternatives or smoking cessation aids. But we know that for smoking cessation products to be most effectively and safely used, they need to be used according to instructions developed for each product through scientific testing. There are no scientifically proven instructions for using ENDS as replacements or to quit smoking. The implied health benefits associated with these claims are unsubstantiated or may be based on inaccurate or misleading information.”

Based on this information, the WHO concludes that consumers should be strongly advised not to use any of these products, including electronic cigarettes.

Electronic cigarettes or ENDS (electronic nicotine delivery systems) are devices whose function is to vaporize and deliver to the lungs of the user a chemical mixture typically composed of nicotine, propylene glycol and other chemicals, although some products claim to contain no nicotine.

Each device contains an electronic vaporization system, rechargeable batteries, electronic controls and cartridges of the liquid that is vaporized. The manufacturers report that the cartridges typically contain between 6 and 24 mg of nicotine, but sometimes can contain more than 100 mg.

WHO Statement

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    […] But we know that for smoking cessation products to be most effectively and safely used, they need to be used according to instructions developed for each product through scientific testing. There are no scientifically proven instructions for using ENDS as replacements or to quit smoking. The implied health benefits associated with these claims are unsubstantiated or may be based on inaccurate or misleading information. Based on this information, the WHO concludes that consumers should be strongly advised not to use any of these products, including electronic cigarettes. Electronic cigarettes or ENDS (electronic nicotine delivery systems) are devices whose function is to vaporize and deliver to the lungs of the user a chemical mixture typically composed of nicotine, propylene glycol and other chemicals, although some products claim to contain no nicotine. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.theglobaldispatch.com/the-world-health-organization-advises-against-e-cigarettes-55888/ […]

  5. Lalla Mira | EU vote on electronic cigarettes ‘makes no sense’ says:

    […] They point to the presence of large concentrations of propylene glycol in e-cigarettes, saying that the chemicalis a known irritant when inhaled. In the statement, the WHO also mentions the risk of nicotine poisoning, particularly to certian populations like children if they were toswallow the contents of a nicotine cartridge. The second question posed by the WHO is Is use of electronic cigarettes (ENDS) an effective method for quitting tobacco smoking? Again, the global health body answers by saying this has not been scientifically demonstrated. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.theglobaldispatch.com/the-world-health-organization-advises-against-e-cigarettes-55888/ […]

  6. LIRR: Smoking ban covers electronic cigarettes | Laura William’s Musings says:

    […] The statement from the UN body poses a couple of questions concerning the effectiveness and safety ofENDS. Two brands of e-cigs with the corresponding spare battery. Equazcion at the wikipedia project Concerning the safety of electronic cigarettes, the WHO says The safety of ENDS has not been scientifically demonstrated. The potential risks they pose for the health of users remain undetermined. Furthermore, scientific testing indicates that the products vary widely in the amount of nicotine and other chemicals they deliver and there is no way for consumers to find out what is actually delivered by the product they have purchased, the WHO states. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.theglobaldispatch.com/the-world-health-organization-advises-against-e-cigarettes-55888/ […]

  7. The World Health Organization advises against E-cigarettes | Ekihu ywohuqi says:

    […] In the statement, the WHO also mentions the risk of nicotine poisoning, particularly to certian populations like children if they were toswallow the contents of a nicotine cartridge. The second question posed by the WHO is Is use of electronic cigarettes (ENDS) an effective method for quitting tobacco smoking? Again, the global health body answers by saying this has not been scientifically demonstrated. ENDS are often touted as tobacco replacements, smoking alternatives or smoking cessation aids. But we know that for smoking cessation products to be most effectively and safely used, they need to be used according to instructions developed for each product through scientific testing. There are no scientifically proven instructions for using ENDS as replacements or to quit smoking. The implied health benefits associated with these claims are unsubstantiated or may be based on inaccurate or misleading information. Based on this information, the WHO concludes that consumers should be strongly advised not to use any of these products, including electronic cigarettes. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.theglobaldispatch.com/the-world-health-organization-advises-against-e-cigarettes-55888/ […]

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    […] ENDS are often touted as tobacco replacements, smoking alternatives or smoking cessation aids. But we know that for smoking cessation products to be most effectively and safely used, they need to be used according to instructions developed for each product through scientific testing. There are no scientifically proven instructions for using ENDS as replacements or to quit smoking. The implied health benefits associated with these claims are unsubstantiated or may be based on inaccurate or misleading information. Based on this information, the WHO concludes that consumers should be strongly advised not to use any of these products, including electronic cigarettes. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.theglobaldispatch.com/the-world-health-organization-advises-against-e-cigarettes-55888/ […]

  9. The World Health Organization advises against E-cigarettes | Word Scrawl says:

    […] In the statement, the WHO also mentions the risk of nicotine poisoning, particularly to certian populations like children if they were toswallow the contents of a nicotine cartridge. The second question posed by the WHO is Is use of electronic cigarettes (ENDS) an effective method for quitting tobacco smoking? Again, the global health body answers by saying this has not been scientifically demonstrated. ENDS are often touted as tobacco replacements, smoking alternatives or smoking cessation aids. But we know that for smoking cessation products to be most effectively and safely used, they need to be used according to instructions developed for each product through scientific testing. There are no scientifically proven instructions for using ENDS as replacements or to quit smoking. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.theglobaldispatch.com/the-world-health-organization-advises-against-e-cigarettes-55888/ […]

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    […] But we know that for smoking cessation products to be most effectively and safely used, they need to be used according to instructions developed for each product through scientific testing. There are no scientifically proven instructions for using ENDS as replacements or to quit smoking. The implied health benefits associated with these claims are unsubstantiated or may be based on inaccurate or misleading information. Based on this information, the WHO concludes that consumers should be strongly advised not to use any of these products, including electronic cigarettes. Electronic cigarettes or ENDS (electronic nicotine delivery systems) are devices whose function is to vaporize and deliver to the lungs of the user a chemical mixture typically composed of nicotine, propylene glycol and other chemicals, although some products claim to contain no nicotine. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.theglobaldispatch.com/the-world-health-organization-advises-against-e-cigarettes-55888/ […]

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    […] ENDS are often touted as tobacco replacements, smoking alternatives or smoking cessation aids. But we know that for smoking cessation products to be most effectively and safely used, they need to be used according to instructions developed for each product through scientific testing. There are no scientifically proven instructions for using ENDS as replacements or to quit smoking. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.theglobaldispatch.com/the-world-health-organization-advises-against-e-cigarettes-55888/ […]

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    […] In the statement, the WHO also mentions the risk of nicotine poisoning, particularly to certian populations like children if they were toswallow the contents of a nicotine cartridge. The second question posed by the WHO is Is use of electronic cigarettes (ENDS) an effective method for quitting tobacco smoking? Again, the global health body answers by saying this has not been scientifically demonstrated. ENDS are often touted as tobacco replacements, smoking alternatives or smoking cessation aids. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.theglobaldispatch.com/the-world-health-organization-advises-against-e-cigarettes-55888/ […]

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    […] They point to the presence of large concentrations of propylene glycol in e-cigarettes, saying that the chemicalis a known irritant when inhaled. In the statement, the WHO also mentions the risk of nicotine poisoning, particularly to certian populations like children if they were toswallow the contents of a nicotine cartridge. The second question posed by the WHO is Is use of electronic cigarettes (ENDS) an effective method for quitting tobacco smoking? Again, the global health body answers by saying this has not been scientifically demonstrated. ENDS are often touted as tobacco replacements, smoking alternatives or smoking cessation aids. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.theglobaldispatch.com/the-world-health-organization-advises-against-e-cigarettes-55888/ […]

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    […] ENDS are often touted as tobacco replacements, smoking alternatives or smoking cessation aids. But we know that for smoking cessation products to be most effectively and safely used, they need to be used according to instructions developed for each product through scientific testing. There are no scientifically proven instructions for using ENDS as replacements or to quit smoking. The implied health benefits associated with these claims are unsubstantiated or may be based on inaccurate or misleading information. Based on this information, the WHO concludes that consumers should be strongly advised not to use any of these products, including electronic cigarettes. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.theglobaldispatch.com/the-world-health-organization-advises-against-e-cigarettes-55888/ […]

  19. The World Health Organization advises against E-cigarettes | Marisa’s Dandelion Patch says:

    […] They point to the presence of large concentrations of propylene glycol in e-cigarettes, saying that the chemicalis a known irritant when inhaled. In the statement, the WHO also mentions the risk of nicotine poisoning, particularly to certian populations like children if they were toswallow the contents of a nicotine cartridge. The second question posed by the WHO is Is use of electronic cigarettes (ENDS) an effective method for quitting tobacco smoking? Again, the global health body answers by saying this has not been scientifically demonstrated. ENDS are often touted as tobacco replacements, smoking alternatives or smoking cessation aids. But we know that for smoking cessation products to be most effectively and safely used, they need to be used according to instructions developed for each product through scientific testing. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.theglobaldispatch.com/the-world-health-organization-advises-against-e-cigarettes-55888/ […]

  20. The World Health Organization advises against E-cigarettes | The Knight Agency says:

    […] The statement from the UN body poses a couple of questions concerning the effectiveness and safety ofENDS. Two brands of e-cigs with the corresponding spare battery. Equazcion at the wikipedia project Concerning the safety of electronic cigarettes, the WHO says The safety of ENDS has not been scientifically demonstrated. The potential risks they pose for the health of users remain undetermined. Furthermore, scientific testing indicates that the products vary widely in the amount of nicotine and other chemicals they deliver and there is no way for consumers to find out what is actually delivered by the product they have purchased, the WHO states. They point to the presence of large concentrations of propylene glycol in e-cigarettes, saying that the chemicalis a known irritant when inhaled. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.theglobaldispatch.com/the-world-health-organization-advises-against-e-cigarettes-55888/ […]

  21. Electronic cigarettes could rekindle battles over smoking in public | Young and Broke says:

    […] Equazcion at the wikipedia project Concerning the safety of electronic cigarettes, the WHO says The safety of ENDS has not been scientifically demonstrated. The potential risks they pose for the health of users remain undetermined. Furthermore, scientific testing indicates that the products vary widely in the amount of nicotine and other chemicals they deliver and there is no way for consumers to find out what is actually delivered by the product they have purchased, the WHO states. They point to the presence of large concentrations of propylene glycol in e-cigarettes, saying that the chemicalis a known irritant when inhaled. In the statement, the WHO also mentions the risk of nicotine poisoning, particularly to certian populations like children if they were toswallow the contents of a nicotine cartridge. The second question posed by the WHO is Is use of electronic cigarettes (ENDS) an effective method for quitting tobacco smoking? Again, the global health body answers by saying this has not been scientifically demonstrated. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.theglobaldispatch.com/the-world-health-organization-advises-against-e-cigarettes-55888/ […]

  22. The World Health Organization advises against E-cigarettes | So Anyway says:

    […] In the statement, the WHO also mentions the risk of nicotine poisoning, particularly to certian populations like children if they were toswallow the contents of a nicotine cartridge. The second question posed by the WHO is Is use of electronic cigarettes (ENDS) an effective method for quitting tobacco smoking? Again, the global health body answers by saying this has not been scientifically demonstrated. ENDS are often touted as tobacco replacements, smoking alternatives or smoking cessation aids. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.theglobaldispatch.com/the-world-health-organization-advises-against-e-cigarettes-55888/ […]

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    […] Furthermore, scientific testing indicates that the products vary widely in the amount of nicotine and other chemicals they deliver and there is no way for consumers to find out what is actually delivered by the product they have purchased, the WHO states. They point to the presence of large concentrations of propylene glycol in e-cigarettes, saying that the chemicalis a known irritant when inhaled. In the statement, the WHO also mentions the risk of nicotine poisoning, particularly to certian populations like children if they were toswallow the contents of a nicotine cartridge. The second question posed by the WHO is Is use of electronic cigarettes (ENDS) an effective method for quitting tobacco smoking? Again, the global health body answers by saying this has not been scientifically demonstrated. ENDS are often touted as tobacco replacements, smoking alternatives or smoking cessation aids. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.theglobaldispatch.com/the-world-health-organization-advises-against-e-cigarettes-55888/ […]

  24. Electronic cigarettes could rekindle battles over smoking in public | The Thinking Blog says:

    […] The second question posed by the WHO is Is use of electronic cigarettes (ENDS) an effective method for quitting tobacco smoking? Again, the global health body answers by saying this has not been scientifically demonstrated. ENDS are often touted as tobacco replacements, smoking alternatives or smoking cessation aids. But we know that for smoking cessation products to be most effectively and safely used, they need to be used according to instructions developed for each product through scientific testing. There are no scientifically proven instructions for using ENDS as replacements or to quit smoking. The implied health benefits associated with these claims are unsubstantiated or may be based on inaccurate or misleading information. Based on this information, the WHO concludes that consumers should be strongly advised not to use any of these products, including electronic cigarettes. Electronic cigarettes or ENDS (electronic nicotine delivery systems) are devices whose function is to vaporize and deliver to the lungs of the user a chemical mixture typically composed of nicotine, propylene glycol and other chemicals, although some products claim to contain no nicotine. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.theglobaldispatch.com/the-world-health-organization-advises-against-e-cigarettes-55888/ […]

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    […] The statement from the UN body poses a couple of questions concerning the effectiveness and safety ofENDS. Two brands of e-cigs with the corresponding spare battery. Equazcion at the wikipedia project Concerning the safety of electronic cigarettes, the WHO says The safety of ENDS has not been scientifically demonstrated. The potential risks they pose for the health of users remain undetermined. Furthermore, scientific testing indicates that the products vary widely in the amount of nicotine and other chemicals they deliver and there is no way for consumers to find out what is actually delivered by the product they have purchased, the WHO states. They point to the presence of large concentrations of propylene glycol in e-cigarettes, saying that the chemicalis a known irritant when inhaled. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.theglobaldispatch.com/the-world-health-organization-advises-against-e-cigarettes-55888/ […]

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  27. The World Health Organization advises against E-cigarettes | Tess Gerritsen says:

    […] Equazcion at the wikipedia project Concerning the safety of electronic cigarettes, the WHO says The safety of ENDS has not been scientifically demonstrated. The potential risks they pose for the health of users remain undetermined. Furthermore, scientific testing indicates that the products vary widely in the amount of nicotine and other chemicals they deliver and there is no way for consumers to find out what is actually delivered by the product they have purchased, the WHO states. They point to the presence of large concentrations of propylene glycol in e-cigarettes, saying that the chemicalis a known irritant when inhaled. In the statement, the WHO also mentions the risk of nicotine poisoning, particularly to certian populations like children if they were toswallow the contents of a nicotine cartridge. The second question posed by the WHO is Is use of electronic cigarettes (ENDS) an effective method for quitting tobacco smoking? Again, the global health body answers by saying this has not been scientifically demonstrated. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.theglobaldispatch.com/the-world-health-organization-advises-against-e-cigarettes-55888/ […]

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    […] Equazcion at the wikipedia project Concerning the safety of electronic cigarettes, the WHO says The safety of ENDS has not been scientifically demonstrated. The potential risks they pose for the health of users remain undetermined. Furthermore, scientific testing indicates that the products vary widely in the amount of nicotine and other chemicals they deliver and there is no way for consumers to find out what is actually delivered by the product they have purchased, the WHO states. They point to the presence of large concentrations of propylene glycol in e-cigarettes, saying that the chemicalis a known irritant when inhaled. In the statement, the WHO also mentions the risk of nicotine poisoning, particularly to certian populations like children if they were toswallow the contents of a nicotine cartridge. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.theglobaldispatch.com/the-world-health-organization-advises-against-e-cigarettes-55888/ […]

  29. EU regulation of e-cigarettes a step closer | Mother Goose says:

    […] Equazcion at the wikipedia project Concerning the safety of electronic cigarettes, the WHO says The safety of ENDS has not been scientifically demonstrated. The potential risks they pose for the health of users remain undetermined. Furthermore, scientific testing indicates that the products vary widely in the amount of nicotine and other chemicals they deliver and there is no way for consumers to find out what is actually delivered by the product they have purchased, the WHO states. They point to the presence of large concentrations of propylene glycol in e-cigarettes, saying that the chemicalis a known irritant when inhaled. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.theglobaldispatch.com/the-world-health-organization-advises-against-e-cigarettes-55888/ […]

  30. EU regulation of e-cigarettes a step closer | Tess Gerritsen says:

    […] The second question posed by the WHO is Is use of electronic cigarettes (ENDS) an effective method for quitting tobacco smoking? Again, the global health body answers by saying this has not been scientifically demonstrated. ENDS are often touted as tobacco replacements, smoking alternatives or smoking cessation aids. But we know that for smoking cessation products to be most effectively and safely used, they need to be used according to instructions developed for each product through scientific testing. There are no scientifically proven instructions for using ENDS as replacements or to quit smoking. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.theglobaldispatch.com/the-world-health-organization-advises-against-e-cigarettes-55888/ […]

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    […] The second question posed by the WHO is Is use of electronic cigarettes (ENDS) an effective method for quitting tobacco smoking? Again, the global health body answers by saying this has not been scientifically demonstrated. ENDS are often touted as tobacco replacements, smoking alternatives or smoking cessation aids. But we know that for smoking cessation products to be most effectively and safely used, they need to be used according to instructions developed for each product through scientific testing. There are no scientifically proven instructions for using ENDS as replacements or to quit smoking. The implied health benefits associated with these claims are unsubstantiated or may be based on inaccurate or misleading information. Based on this information, the WHO concludes that consumers should be strongly advised not to use any of these products, including electronic cigarettes. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.theglobaldispatch.com/the-world-health-organization-advises-against-e-cigarettes-55888/ […]

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  33. The World Health Organization advises against E-cigarettes | Word Scrawl says:

    […] The second question posed by the WHO is Is use of electronic cigarettes (ENDS) an effective method for quitting tobacco smoking? Again, the global health body answers by saying this has not been scientifically demonstrated. ENDS are often touted as tobacco replacements, smoking alternatives or smoking cessation aids. But we know that for smoking cessation products to be most effectively and safely used, they need to be used according to instructions developed for each product through scientific testing. There are no scientifically proven instructions for using ENDS as replacements or to quit smoking. The implied health benefits associated with these claims are unsubstantiated or may be based on inaccurate or misleading information. Based on this information, the WHO concludes that consumers should be strongly advised not to use any of these products, including electronic cigarettes. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.theglobaldispatch.com/the-world-health-organization-advises-against-e-cigarettes-55888/ […]

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    […] Furthermore, scientific testing indicates that the products vary widely in the amount of nicotine and other chemicals they deliver and there is no way for consumers to find out what is actually v2 e cigs coupon code delivered by the product they have purchased, the WHO states. They point to the presence of large concentrations of propylene glycol in e-cigarettes, saying that the chemicalis a known irritant when inhaled. In the statement, the WHO also mentions the risk of nicotine poisoning, particularly to certian populations like children if they were toswallow the contents of a nicotine cartridge. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.theglobaldispatch.com/the-world-health-organization-advises-against-e-cigarettes-55888/ […]

  35. EU vote on electronic cigarettes ‘makes no sense’ | Life In The Fast Lane says:

    […] Two brands of e-cigs with the corresponding spare battery. Equazcion at the wikipedia project Concerning the safety of electronic cigarettes, the WHO says The safety of ENDS has not been scientifically demonstrated. The potential risks they pose for the health of users remain undetermined. Furthermore, scientific testing indicates that the products vary widely in the amount of nicotine and other chemicals they deliver and there is no way for consumers to find out what is actually delivered by the product they have purchased, the WHO states. They point to the presence of large concentrations of propylene glycol in e-cigarettes, saying that the chemicalis a known irritant when inhaled. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.theglobaldispatch.com/the-world-health-organization-advises-against-e-cigarettes-55888/ […]

  36. The World Health Organization advises against E-cigarettes | Marisa’s Dandelion Patch says:

    […] The second question posed by the WHO is Is use of electronic cigarettes (ENDS) an effective method for quitting tobacco smoking? Again, the global health body answers by saying this has not been scientifically demonstrated. ENDS are often touted as tobacco replacements, smoking alternatives or smoking cessation aids. But we know that for smoking cessation products to be most effectively and safely used, they need to be used according to instructions developed for each product through scientific testing. There are no scientifically proven instructions for using ENDS as replacements or to quit smoking. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.theglobaldispatch.com/the-world-health-organization-advises-against-e-cigarettes-55888/ […]

  37. E-cigarette maker targets Colorado | mimosa51vessel says:

    […] But we know that for smoking cessation products to be most effectively and safely used, they need to be used according to instructions developed for each product through scientific testing. There are no scientifically proven instructions for using ENDS as replacements or to quit smoking. The implied health benefits associated with these claims are unsubstantiated or may be based on inaccurate or misleading information. Based on this information, the WHO concludes that consumers should be strongly advised not to use any of these products, including electronic cigarettes. Electronic cigarettes or ENDS (electronic nicotine delivery systems) are devices whose function is to vaporize and deliver to the lungs of the user a chemical mixture typically composed of nicotine, propylene glycol and other chemicals, although some products claim to contain no nicotine. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.theglobaldispatch.com/the-world-health-organization-advises-against-e-cigarettes-55888/ […]

  38. The World Health Organization advises against E-cigarettes | Her Bad Mother says:

    […] Furthermore, scientific testing indicates that the products vary widely in the amount of nicotine and other chemicals they deliver and there is no way for consumers to find out what is actually delivered by the product they have purchased, the WHO states. They point to the presence of large concentrations of propylene glycol in e-cigarettes, saying that the chemicalis a known irritant when inhaled. In the statement, the WHO also mentions the risk of nicotine poisoning, particularly to certian populations like children if they were toswallow the contents of a nicotine cartridge. The second question posed by the WHO is Is use of electronic cigarettes (ENDS) an effective method for quitting tobacco smoking? Again, the global health body answers by saying this has not been scientifically demonstrated. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.theglobaldispatch.com/the-world-health-organization-advises-against-e-cigarettes-55888/ […]

  39. EU regulation of e-cigarettes a step closer – Much of a Muchness says:

    […] The statement from the UN body poses a couple of questions concerning the effectiveness and safety ofENDS. Two brands of e-cigs with the corresponding spare battery. Equazcion at the wikipedia project Concerning the safety of electronic cigarettes, the WHO says The safety of ENDS has not been scientifically demonstrated. The potential risks they pose for the health of users remain undetermined. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.theglobaldispatch.com/the-world-health-organization-advises-against-e-cigarettes-55888/ […]

  40. LIRR: Smoking ban covers electronic cigarettes | Cranky Fitness says:

    […] Furthermore, scientific testing indicates that the products vary widely in the amount of nicotine and other chemicals they deliver and there is no way for consumers to find out what is actually delivered by the product they have purchased, the WHO states. They point to the presence of large concentrations of propylene glycol in e-cigarettes, saying that the chemicalis a known irritant when inhaled. In the statement, the WHO also mentions the risk of nicotine poisoning, particularly to certian populations like children if they were toswallow the contents of a nicotine cartridge. The second question posed by the WHO is Is use of electronic cigarettes (ENDS) an effective method for quitting tobacco smoking? Again, the global health body answers by saying this has not been scientifically demonstrated. ENDS are often touted as tobacco replacements, smoking alternatives or smoking cessation aids. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.theglobaldispatch.com/the-world-health-organization-advises-against-e-cigarettes-55888/ […]

  41. Totally Wicked Responds to the European Parliament Decision to Regulate Electronic Cigarettes that Will Cost Lives | PreBlogging says:

    […] V2 cigs Evaluation And Discount coupon Code For V2Cigs. com. according to instructions developed for each product through scientific testing. There are no scientifically proven instructions for using ENDS as replacements or to quit smoking. The implied health benefits associated with these claims are unsubstantiated or may be based on inaccurate or misleading information. Based on this information, the WHO concludes that consumers should be strongly advised not to use any of these products, including electronic cigarettes. source: http://www.theglobaldispatch.com/the-world-health-organization-advises-against-e-cigarettes-55888/ […]

  42. The World Health Organization advises against E-cigarettes | Feministing says:

    […] The statement from the UN body poses a couple of questions concerning the effectiveness and safety ofENDS. Two brands of e-cigs with the corresponding spare battery. Equazcion at the wikipedia project Concerning the safety of electronic cigarettes, the WHO says The safety of ENDS has not been scientifically demonstrated. The potential risks they pose for the health of users remain undetermined. Furthermore, scientific testing indicates that the products vary widely in the amount of nicotine and other chemicals they deliver and there is no way for consumers to find out what is actually delivered by the product they have purchased, the WHO states. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.theglobaldispatch.com/the-world-health-organization-advises-against-e-cigarettes-55888/ […]

  43. EU regulation of e-cigarettes a step closer | Karen Cheng says:

    […] Equazcion at the wikipedia project Concerning the safety of electronic cigarettes, the WHO says The safety of ENDS has not been scientifically demonstrated. The potential risks they pose for the health of users remain undetermined. Furthermore, scientific testing indicates that the products vary widely in the amount of nicotine and other chemicals they deliver and there is no way for consumers to find out what is actually delivered by the product they have purchased, the WHO states. They point to the presence of large concentrations of propylene glycol in e-cigarettes, saying that the chemicalis a known irritant when inhaled. In the statement, the WHO also mentions the risk of nicotine poisoning, particularly to certian populations like children if they were toswallow the contents of a nicotine cartridge. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.theglobaldispatch.com/the-world-health-organization-advises-against-e-cigarettes-55888/ […]

  44. The World Health Organization advises against E-cigarettes | Paperback Writer says:

    […] Furthermore, scientific testing indicates that the products vary widely in the amount of nicotine and other chemicals they deliver and there is no way for consumers to find out what is actually delivered by the product they have purchased, the WHO states. They point to the presence of large concentrations of propylene glycol in e-cigarettes, saying that the chemicalis a known irritant when inhaled. In the statement, the WHO also mentions the risk of nicotine poisoning, particularly to certian populations like children if they were toswallow the contents of a nicotine cartridge. The second question posed by the WHO is Is use of electronic cigarettes (ENDS) an effective method for quitting tobacco smoking? Again, the global health body answers by saying this has not been scientifically demonstrated. ENDS are often touted as tobacco replacements, smoking alternatives or smoking cessation aids. But we know that for smoking cessation products to be most effectively and safely used, they need to be used according to instructions developed for each product through scientific testing. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.theglobaldispatch.com/the-world-health-organization-advises-against-e-cigarettes-55888/ […]

  45. Electronic cigarettes could rekindle battles over smoking in public | Adsense Tracker says:

    […] Furthermore, scientific testing indicates that the products vary widely in the amount of nicotine and other chemicals they deliver and there is no way for consumers to find out what is actually delivered by the product they have purchased, the WHO states. They point to the presence of large concentrations of propylene glycol in e-cigarettes, saying that the chemicalis a known irritant when inhaled. In the statement, the WHO also mentions the risk of nicotine poisoning, particularly to certian populations like children if they were toswallow the contents of a nicotine cartridge. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.theglobaldispatch.com/the-world-health-organization-advises-against-e-cigarettes-55888/ […]

  46. Electronic Cigarette Users Unite to Send a Powerful Message to MEPs | Our Gaggle Of Girls says:

    […] Two brands of e-cigs with the corresponding spare battery. Equazcion at the wikipedia project Concerning the safety of electronic cigarettes, the WHO says The safety of ENDS has not been scientifically demonstrated. The potential risks they pose for the health of users remain undetermined. Furthermore, scientific testing indicates that the products vary widely in the amount of nicotine and other chemicals they deliver and there is no way for consumers to find out what is actually delivered by the product they have purchased, the WHO states. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.theglobaldispatch.com/the-world-health-organization-advises-against-e-cigarettes-55888/ […]

  47. Can electronic cigarettes help smokers kick the traditional habit? | Life With Monkeys says:

    […] Two brands of e-cigs with the corresponding spare battery. Equazcion at the wikipedia project Concerning the safety of electronic cigarettes, the WHO says The safety of ENDS has not been scientifically demonstrated. The potential risks they pose for the health of users remain undetermined. Furthermore, scientific testing indicates that the products vary widely in the amount of nicotine and other chemicals they deliver and there is no way for consumers to find out what is actually delivered by the product they have purchased, the WHO states. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.theglobaldispatch.com/the-world-health-organization-advises-against-e-cigarettes-55888/ […]

  48. The World Health Organization advises against E-cigarettes | PreBlogging says:

    […] They point to the presence of large concentrations of propylene glycol in e-cigarettes, saying that the chemicalis a known irritant when inhaled. In the statement, the WHO also mentions the risk of nicotine poisoning, particularly to certian populations like children if they were toswallow the contents of a nicotine cartridge. The second question posed by the WHO is Is use of electronic cigarettes (ENDS) an effective method for quitting tobacco smoking? Again, the global health body answers by saying this has not been scientifically demonstrated. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.theglobaldispatch.com/the-world-health-organization-advises-against-e-cigarettes-55888/ […]

  49. Promotions, Taxes Give E-Cigarettes a Boost | Vapor King | Duo Pro | Electronic Cigarettes | Electric Cigarette says:

    […] Th&#1077 World Health Organization advises against E-cigarettes A&#1109 &#1088&#1072rt &#959f th&#1077&#1110r Tobacco Free Initiative (TFI), th&#1077 World Health Oganization (WHO) m&#1072d&#1077 a statement earlier th&#1110&#1109 week concerning th&#1077 &#965&#1109&#1077 &#959f electronic cigarettes &#959r ENDS (electronic nicotine delivery systems). Th&#1077 statement fr&#959m th&#1077 UN body poses a … Read more &#959n Th&#1077 Global Dispatch […]

  50. E-cigarettes may have a place — just not with minors | Atmica says:

    […] Two brands of e-cigs with the corresponding spare battery. Equazcion at the wikipedia project Concerning the safety of electronic cigarettes, the WHO says The safety of ENDS has not been scientifically demonstrated. The potential risks they pose for the health of users remain undetermined. Furthermore, scientific testing indicates that the products vary widely in the amount of nicotine and other chemicals they deliver and there is no way for consumers to find out what is actually delivered by the product they have purchased, the WHO states. They point to the presence of large concentrations of propylene glycol in e-cigarettes, saying that the chemicalis a known irritant when inhaled. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.theglobaldispatch.com/the-world-health-organization-advises-against-e-cigarettes-55888/ […]

  51. The World Health Organization advises against E-cigarettes | Xiaxue says:

    […] They point to the presence of large concentrations of propylene glycol in e-cigarettes, saying that the chemicalis a known irritant when inhaled. In the statement, the WHO also mentions the risk of nicotine poisoning, particularly to certian populations like children if they were toswallow the contents of a nicotine cartridge. The second question posed by the WHO is Is use of electronic cigarettes (ENDS) an effective method for quitting tobacco smoking? Again, the global health body answers by saying this has not been scientifically demonstrated. ENDS are often touted as tobacco replacements, smoking alternatives or smoking cessation aids. But we know that for smoking cessation products to be most effectively and safely used, they need to be used according to instructions developed for each product through scientific testing. There are no scientifically proven instructions for using ENDS as replacements or to quit smoking. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.theglobaldispatch.com/the-world-health-organization-advises-against-e-cigarettes-55888/ […]

  52. Magoo says:

    The WHO questions whether electronic cigarettes are an effective way to quit tobacco products. I wondered, too, after the patch, gum, etc. failed. I bought one and no longer smoke. That was over 3 years ago. Taking advice from the WHO, I’d be lighting a cigarette right now.

  53. Jeff says:

    Since when did they start calling ecig “ENDS”. Has a really negative connotation to it. It seems the WHO should be praising ecigs, this article seems to be dated a few years ago when there were many questions regarding the efficacy and safety of the product. There have been enormous amounts of studies documenting and detailing the effects of on the human body and the potential harm reduction over traditional cigarettes is staggering.

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