'E-cigarettes not safer': Spanish doctors
Alex Dunham · 1 Oct 2013, 17:20
Published: 01 Oct 2013 17:20 GMT+02:00
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If you thought e-cigarettes were a godsend that would allow you to de-stress without causing damage to your lungs, think again.
Spain's Association of Pneumology and Thoracic Surgery are now warning that "some identical substances" in the vapour of e-cigarettes cause our lungs to react in the same way as with regular cigarettes.
Health professionals around the world are still unclear about the long-term effects of e-cigarettes on people’s health and are therefore not recommending they be used as a replacement or as a means of quitting smoking.
As e-cigarettes become increasingly popular in Spain and around the globe, the World Health Organization wants them to be considered medicines for them to be subjected to rigorous health tests.