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Health experts called for public attention on increasing usage of e-cigarettes

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ISLAMABAD: On Tuesday, Health experts called for public attentiveness on increasing usage of electric cigarettes amongst teenagers and the harmful health effect of tobacco on health, as well as to supporter for effective e-cigarette control strategies in the country. 

Talking to a private news channel, lung specialist Prof. Dr. Javed Khan worried on the need for more difficult anti-tobacco operations that motivated on tobacco cigarettes and on the rising trend of e-cigarettes among youth to create awareness about the injurious effects of smoking.

He said the rising status of vaping means that approximately 5% of the country’s teenagers have transferred to e-cigarettes. The professor added that there should be a ban on the sale of e-cigarettes.

“We remain awfully anxious about the quick increase in the number of youth using these items, and have again and again called upon the authorities worried to increase their mistake and inspection in this regard,” he noted.

According to the health expert, the use of e-cigarette among youth was an important public health fear and steps must be taken by parents, educators and especially policymakers to detect the use of e-cigarettes.

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Dr. Javed clarified that many harmful chemicals, including nicotine, were being used in the structure of this harmful e-cigarette which was poisonous to humans and could cause health issues.

E-cigarettes are known by many different names.

They are sometimes called “e-cigs,” “e-hookahs,” “mods,” “vape pens,” “vapes,” “tank systems,” and “electronic nicotine delivery systems”.

”Chemicals in vaping liquid also can cause serious lung injuries and donate to lung and heart disease down the line,” the specialist says.

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Moreover, he said, that the youth needed to be educated about the product. “The retail sale of e-cigarettes is allowed in the country and there are no restraints on the use and classification of e-cigarettes.”

“E-cigarettes are not completely risk-free but when compared to smoking, evidence shows they carry just a fraction of the harm,” Dr. also mentioned.

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