July 31, 2019 10:30 am
The Israeli Association of Pediatricians is calling for stricter measures to limit e-cigarettes in Israel. Following the decision by the parallel organization in the United States, and the World Health Organization (WHO), as it has been established the flavored e-cigarettes may endanger the health of teenagers and young people who use them, association leaders Prof. Shai Ashkenazi and Dr. Tzachi Grossman stated, adding “it is the same lady without glorifying change: the addiction problems, pulmonary damage and one becoming a ‘regular’ smoker, these problems will only worsen”.
“If we want teenagers to aspire to life and not endanger their lungs, we must oppose marketing and distribution of e-cigarettes among young people.”
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)