E-cigarettes can cause heart attacks, says World Health Organization

Apparently, they’re not as harmless as they seem.

InterAksyon.com's Jet Villa reports that the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned countries to regulate the sale of electronic cigarettes due to research that links them to hypertension, heart attacks and strokes.


Dr. Susan Pineda-Mercado, WHO Western Pacific Office director for Building Healthy Communities and Populations, was quoted in the report as saying that e-cigarettes contain "pure nicotine" that could "constrict the blood vessels" and lead to fatal conditions. She said WHO has not found evidence to support the perception that e-cigarettes are better and safer alternatives to real cigarettes.


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