Irish Heart Foundation calls on State to ban e-cigarette advertising
The Government should ban all e-cigarette advertising in forthcoming Dáil legislation after a report found that e-cigarettes damage the brain, heart, blood vessels and lungs, the Irish Heart Foundation has said.
Chris Macey, Head of Advocacy with the Irish Heart Foundation, says that they are “petrified” the hard-won gains of reducing youth smoking will be “lost due to the efforts of e-cigarette companies, many of which are dominated by Big Tobacco”.
A study by cardiologists published on Wednesday found that e-cigarettes damage the brain, heart, blood vessels and lungs. The study, published in the European Heart Journal, examines how e-cigarettes can cause damage to the body through toxic chemicals produced in the vaping process, which may also be present at lower concentrations in vaping liquid.
Source: irishtimes.com, November 2019. Accessed on November 19th 2019