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WHO Study finds e-cigarettes ineffective in quitting smoking

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A study conducted by World Health Organization (WHO) has found no evidence to support the belief that e-cigarettes help smokers quit. Also, e-cigarettes may pose a threat to unborn foetuses, warns the study.

In the report, WHO says people should be aware that there is no firm evidence to support the results of the product.

The study says while e-cigarettes may be less harmful than traditional cigarettes, they may pose threats to adolescents and the foetuses of pregnant women who use these devices.

WHO has warned against the used of e-cigarettes indoors and called for their sale to children to stop.

Health experts have been asking for a ban on advertisements that encourage children and non-smokers to use the devices.

They have also asked for fruit, sweets or alcoholic-drink style flavours to be prohibited too, while the sales of electronic cigarettes from vending machines should be heavily restricted.

The WHO’s recommendations were published ahead of a meeting involving all countries that have signed up to an international convention on tobacco control.

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