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WHO Calls For E-Cigarette Regulation

News outlets report on the WHO’s call for stricter regulation of electronic cigarettes and bans on their use and advertising.

The Guardian: U.N. agency calls for e-cigarette regulation
“The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a long-awaited report on electronic cigarettes that calls for regulation of the devices and their contents, as well as bans on indoor use, advertising, and sales to minors. The United Nations health agency, in a report to be debated by member states at a meeting in October, voices concern at the concentration of the multibillion dollar market in the hands of transnational tobacco companies…” (8/26).

Reuters: WHO urges stiff regulatory curbs on e-cigarettes
“The World Health Organization (WHO) stepped up its war on ‘Big Tobacco’ on Tuesday, calling for stiff regulation of electronic cigarettes as well as bans on indoor use, advertising, and sales to minors…” (Nebehay, 8/26).

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