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'Game-changing' e-cigarettes win backing

Health officials in Britain have for the first time endorsed e-cigarettes, saying they are 95 per cent safer than tobacco equivalents and even suggesting doctors should be able to prescribe the "game-changing" devices to smokers trying

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E-cigarettes in checked luggage pose fire risk

E-cigarettes in checked luggage could cause a fire in airliners, the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) warned on Friday. "In several incidents both inside and outside the transportation industry, e-cigarettes have over

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E-cigarettes a ‘gateway’ to harder drugs

Like conventional cigarettes, electronic cigarettes may function as a "gateway drug" that can prime the brain to be more receptive to harder drugs, US researchers said on Wednesday. The findings, published in the New Eng

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WHO urges stiff regulation on e-cigarettes

The World Health Organization (WHO) stepped up its war on "Big Tobacco" on Tuesday, calling for stiff regulation of electronic cigarettes as well as bans on indoor use, advertising and sales to minors. In a long-awaited

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More safety studies on e-cigarettes urged

Greek researchers called on Wednesday for more safety studies into electronic cigarettes, saying scientific knowledge of them was "very limited". Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, were first made in China and are sold mostly on the I

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E-cigarettes seized at airport

A consignment of ’e-cigarettes’ allegedly falsely marketed as devices that help people quit smoking was intercepted at Bahrain International Airport on Tuesday. Health officials ordered the shipment to be held by Customs officers after the

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