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  • Monday, September 23, 2019
  • Health Minister Simon Harris called on to 'ban e-cigarettes immediately'

  • A leading heart consultant called for a ban on vaping and warned: “It’s more dangerous than smoking and booze combined.” President of the International Society For Vascular Surgery, Prof Sherif Sultan, described e-cigarettes as “the disaster of the century”. Prof Sultan, who is based in the Galway Clinic, is now calling on the Health Minister to ban the use of e-cigs immediately. He said: “Simon Harris needs to step in now before it’s too late and ban them. He needs to follow in Donald Trump’s footsteps. [...]

  • Monday, July 15, 2019
  • Is youth vaping creating a new generation of nicotine addicts?

  • E-CIGARETTES are being touted by their makers and some global public health figures as tools to help adult smokers kick the habit. But as vaping increases among young people, there are serious concerns that the devices will create a new generation of nicotine addicts. The Irish Cancer Society and the Irish Heart Foundation have both raised serious concerns about the risks to young people from e-cigarettes.

  • 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.