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UPDATE 5-WHO urges stiff regulatory curbs on e-cigarettes

* Concern at Big Tobacco's control of $3 billion market * WHO urges minimising toxins in smokeless devices * Seeks ban on indoor use, advertising, sales to minors
Reuters
added Aug 26, 2014 22:10
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[UK, UK-Wales] E-cigarettes: no indoor smoking ban planned in England despite WHO call

The Department of Health (DH) made clear that it does not plan to outlaw the use of the increasingly popular gadgets in enclosed public spaces in England, although Wales's Labour government is considering doing so. The DH ruled out making e-cigarettes s
The Guardian (uk)
added Aug 26, 2014 22:03
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E-cigarettes should be banned indoors, WHO says

The World Health Organization (WHO) called for stiff regulation of electronic cigarettes as well as bans on indoor use, advertising and sales to minors, in the latest bid to control the booming new market.
Globe and Mail (ca)
added Aug 26, 2014 22:02
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E-cigarettes 'serious threat' to foetuses - WHO

Governments should ban the sale of e-cigarettes to minors because they pose a "serious threat" to foetuses and young people... "The existing evidence shows that (e-cigarette) aerosol is not 'merely vapour' as is often claimed in the marketing of these pro
New Zealand Herald
added Aug 26, 2014 22:00
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[UK] VIDEO: E-Lites: WHO e-cigarette advice 'troubling'

director of corporate affairs at manufacturer E-Lites, said he felt a ban on indoor use was "troubling". He said such a move might have a negative impact in the campaign to get smokers to quit.
BBC Online
added Aug 26, 2014 21:49
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[UK] VIDEOS: 'Ban E-cigarette use indoors,' says WHO

A spokesman for the British American Tobacco company said: "We have always said that given nicotine is addictive, minimum age laws of 18 for the sale of e-cigarettes should be introduced. "However, if overly restrictive regulations are introduced hampe
BBC Online
added Aug 26, 2014 21:48
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[UK] Ban e-cigarettes in restaurants and workplaces, says World Health Organisation

Electronic cigarettes should be banned inside cafes, restaurants and workplaces, and should not be advertised to children and non-smokers, the World Health Organisation has said.
The Independent (uk)
added Aug 26, 2014 21:46
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Electronic nicotine delivery systems - Report by WHO (PDF)

it is likely that a two-pronged regulatory strategy – regulating ENDS as both a tobacco product, in accordance with the provisions of the WHO FCTC, and as a medical product – would be necessary.
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Aug 26, 2014 12:55
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[UK] World Health Organisation calls for regulation of ecigarettes

says in a report released on Tuesday that restrictions should be placed on the marketing of the devices, their sale to minors and indoor use. It adds that claims about the health benefits of their use should be prohibited until “manufacturers provide con
Financial Times (uk)
added Aug 26, 2014 12:50
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Backgrounder on WHO report on regulation of e-cigarettes and similar products

The report on “Electronic nicotine delivery systems” (ENDS), of which electronic cigarettes are the most common prototype, is on the agenda of the 6th Conference of the Parties (COP) to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC), being hel
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Aug 26, 2014 12:43
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