E- Cigarettes Need Strict Regulation : Potentially Toxic Fumes & Unfounded Health Claims


The World Health Organisation (WHO) have declared that electronic cigarette devices and their contents should be regulated. This is to ensure that the manufacturers do not make unsupported health claims e.g. e- cigarettes help stop smoking, as there is no robust evidence to suggest this at present. As well as this, some of the chemicals within the liquid that is vaporised are potentially toxic and therefore dangerous to health. On top of this, governing bodies are concerned that children may be tempted to try them and therefore progress onto real cigarettes in the future.

E- cigarettes are controversial at best, and may prove to do more harm than good, so it’s refreshing that the WHO are enforcing certain restrictions for now.



The Guardian, (2014). UN agency calls for e- cigarette regulation. Retrieved 27th August, 2014, from http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/aug/26/e-cigarettes-regulation-united-nations-who-report

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Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!
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