New Zealand’s government said on Sunday it will introduce laws banning all advertisements of e-cigarettes and the sale of such products to people under 18 in a move to regulate a market that has been under pressure globally.
E-cigarette vapor may have similar effects to cigarette smoke on bacteria associated with smoking-related illness such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma, according to a study published in Respiratory Research.
Switching from tobacco cigarettes to vaping improves blood vessel function within one month, researchers have found, in a study they say supports the use of electronic cigarettes as a tool to quit smoking.
US health officials reported 18 deaths due to a mysterious lung illness linked to e-cigarettes and other vaping products and said the number of confirmed and probable cases of the condition now exceeds 1,000.
Lung disease caused by vaping — which has led to several deaths and hundreds of cases of serious illness in the US — may hit Britain and is spreading worldwide, according to a leading expert on tobacco control.
Within weeks, New Jersey could become the latest US state to restrict e-cigarette use, with the governor launching a task force to find ways to curb vaping, linked by US health officials to hundreds of respiratory illnesses and a half-dozen deaths.