That’s the conclusion of the World Health Organization – as they issue their latest, hard-hitting warning about vaping.
The authority said that vaping was particularly risky for the developing brains of teenagers, and could damage a growing foetus.
And they warned that e-cigarettes expose non-smokers and vapers to nicotine and other harmful chemicals – in a string of strongly worded messages during a Q&A on Twitter yesterday.
On top of this, the body said there was “little evidence” that they helped smokers to quit – and said they may actually get non-smokers hooked on nicotine.
And they urged governments to consider taxing the products in a similar way as cigarettes and regulating their promotion and use.
“E-cigarettes are harmful to health and are not safe,” the body said.
“E-cigarettes increase the risk of heart disease and lung disorders.
“They pose significant risks as they can damage the growing foetus. They also expose non-smokers to nicotine and other harmful chemicals.
“They are particularly risky when used by adolescents. Nicotine is highly addictive and young people’s brains develop up to their mid-twenties.
Lucy Jones – The Sun – January, 2020.