E-cigs health warning

Government's alert criticised by group citing benefits of vaping as safer substitute for cigarettes and a tool to help smokers quit

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Public Health Commission says sales restrictions on cigarettes should also apply to e-cigarettes

THE Health Ministry has issued a warning to the 450,000 users of electronic cigarettes in Spain. However, a pro-vaping group has accused the health authorities of “unfounded alarmism”.

The Health Ministry said last week that carcinogens had been detected in the liquid and vapour produced by so-called e-cigarettes. It added that the devices work by heating an aerosol which contains nicotine in quantities equal to or greater than an ordinary cigarette.

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