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#1 Kal-El

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 07:19 AM

E-CIGARETTES CAN CAUSE HEART ATTACKS, STROKES – WHO

 

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MANILA, Philippines - The World Health Organization (WHO) warned yesterday that the use of electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes could trigger heart attack, stroke and hypertension.

Susan Mercado, director for Building Healthy Communities and Populations at the WHO Western Pacific Region Office, said e-cigarettes contain “pure nicotine” that could lead to fatal and debilitating conditions.

“The action of e-cigarettes is based on constriction. It makes your blood vessels constrict, depending on the amount you are taking… We don’t know how much nicotine you get from inhaling e-cigarettes,” she said in a press briefing on the sidelines of the Red Orchid awarding ceremony at the Philippine International Convention Center.............

 

 

 

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#2 acupuncturephil

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 03:32 AM

Shouldn't normal cigarettes be discouraged for the same reason?



#3 AlphaMD

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Posted 04 February 2014 - 02:47 AM

lots of people on vape nowadays



#4 Eidolon

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Posted 15 December 2016 - 07:54 AM

I used to smoke cigarettes since premed years, during exam week in medschool I can smoke a pack/day, then I tried vaping & for 4years I haven't smoke a real cigarette.. I tried nicotine patch & gum but didn't work out w/ me..vaping, is it the same principle as nicotine inhaler?' So why banned vaping where it really helps in quitting & im not the only living example of it. By the way vaping does not contain "pure nicotine" as stated above. You can actually choose levels of nic in any e-juice, I heard a real cigarette or even the nicotine gum or patch contain more nicotine than a single 30ml ejuice...