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Experts call for urgent regulation of e-cigarettes

Written by Health-e News

Lung health experts from around the world issued a warning about the potential health impact of e-cigarettes and electronic nicotine delivery systems and called for urgent regulation of these products.

Members of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Health (The Union) took a stance against these products based upon a comprehensive review of all the available scientific evidence on the use of e-cigarettes and ENDS. This announcement was made at the 44th Union World Conference on Lung Health that was held in Paris recently.

They released a statement document detailing their position.

Click here to read the statement (http://www.theunion.org/images/stories/Newsroom/E-cigarette_statement_FULL.pdf)

Watch the video from the press briefing (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWDomM-zXFQ&feature=youtu.be)

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