Stubbing out e-cigarettes will condemn smokers to death
Earlier this week, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared that electronic cigarettes posed a serious threat to public health. They are now advocating severe restrictions on these products, most notably via a global ban on 'vaping' indoors.
The approach of the WHO is broadly similar to that of the HSE and the Irish Government. The authorities here have moved to ban e-cigarettes from public buildings and public transport. It seems inevitable that further anti-vaping measures will follow.
As a general rule, most members of the medical profession also appear nakedly hostile to any attempts to create a "safer" form of nicotine use.