E-CIGARETTES CAN CAUSE HEART ATTACKS, STROKES – WHO
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.............