Health, environment damage: e-cigs and vaping products ‘are not the solution’

Next-generation tobacco products such as e-cigarettes and smokeless tobacco alternatives are not the solution to damage caused by the tobacco industry to both public health and the environment, according to speakers at a World Health Organization (WHO) conference.

E-cigarettes are not a more environmentally friendly solution, as the whole of the product lifestyle from production to recycling must be considered, they added. Tobacco production still contributes significantly to farming issues such as deforestation, and the need for tobacco is not eliminated through the use of e-cigarettes.

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Freddie Dawson

Senior news editor
Freddie studied at King’s College, London and City University and worked for publications including The Times, The Malay Mail, PathfinderBuzz and Solar Summary before joining the ECigIntelligence team. He has extensive experience in covering fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), manufacturing and technological innovation.

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