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WHO makes decision on e-cigarettes

The World Health Organization (WHO) has released its report on e-cigarettes calling for stiff regulations and bans on indoor use, advertising and sales to minors. It also suggests that e-cigarettes with fruit, candy and alcohol flavours should be banned.

Scientists are divided on the risks and benefits of e-cigarettes - some see them as just another tobacco product while others see the potential for harm reduction.

You can read more about the WHO decision in this CBC article. You can also listen to Dr. Peter Selby, Chief of the Addictions Program at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in an interview with the CBC's Jim Brown where he explains how e-cigarettes can reduce harm. You'll find that interview starting at 37:20 of this podcast.

We've also posted a presentation by Dr. Andrew Pipe about the misconceptions of smoking cessation, including a 2 minute video about e-cigarettes.


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