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  • Tuesday, August 27, 2019
  • Darth Vaper: Denmark to look into e-cigarettes following US problems

  • The Danish government is keeping a close eye on the potentially detrimental health impact of e-cigarettes following a spate of cases in the US. “Concerning developments in the USA, I’ve tonight asked Sundhedsstyrelsen [the Danish health authority] to review professional knowledge about e-cigarettes – particularly focusing on negative effects among young people,” wrote the health minister, Magnus Heunicke, on Twitter.

  • Wednesday, October 09, 2019
  • Still at war with the tobacco epidemic, Indonesia must control e-cigarettes too

  • Several countries are banning e-cigarettes due to revelations of health risks to both users and bystanders. But in Indonesia, the world's second-largest cigarette market, the government has yet to put in place policies to prevent youths from taking up vaping. There has been no research on the prevalence of vaping among youth in Indonesia, but the Indonesian government should be alarmed by the reports of illness and death due to vaping in the US.