Hong Kong anti-smoking watchdog urges ban on e-cigarettes

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Hong Kong’s anti-smoking watchdog is calling for a ban on electronic cigarettes due to both proven and unknown health risks from using the devices. The Council on Smoking and Health (COSH) said a “nip in the bud” approach was necessary – even though just 1.8 per cent of people in the city had used an electronic cigarette, according to a University of Hong Kong survey. The telephone survey was compiled between May and September last year. The 2,400 respondents included smokers, ex-smokers and people who had never smoked, with each group comprising about one third of the total. Results showed that among people who had never smoked, 3.6 per cent of respondents aged between 15 and 29 had used e-cigarettes – more than three times higher than the average of 1 per cent for the group. Read full article

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Samuel Chan. (30 March 2015) Hong Kong anti-smoking watchdog urges ban on e-cigarettes [newspaper]. Retrieved from http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1751034/hong-kong-anti-smoking-watchdog-urges-ban-e-cigarettes

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