KUWAIT, July 20 (KUNA) -- A health expert has doubted that using the electronic cigarette can help smokers quit the harmful habit.
Dr. Sami Al-Nasser, member of the National Program for Combating Smoking, said in an interview with KUNA that such an allegation is not based on scientific conclusions. Moreover, there have been no assertions from authoritative organizations, namely the World Health Organization, that the fake cigarette is effective in aiding the addicted to quit smoking.
An electronic cigarette, e-cigarette or personal vaporizer, is a battery-powered device that provides inhaled doses of nicotine by way of a vaporized solution.
Dr. Al-Nasser indicated at affirmations by several doctors and experts that the electronic cigarette is also harmful for it also contains nicotine, and expressed regret that its usage has been spreading, along with advertisement campaigns potraying it as healthy, as well as luring teenagers to use it with various flavors and colors.
"Nicotine regardless of the inhaled amount remains a high hazard for the human health, and since these cigarettes supply the human body with nicotine, it is certainly not any better than the traditional cigarette," he warned.
The doctor also warned against usage of this device by more than one person for it may carry communicable diseases.
Smoking causes death of more than five million people per year in the world. (end) mf.na.rk KUNA 202114 Jul 10NNNN