28 Jul '11, 9am

E-cigarettes, not as safe as it promised: Researchers have warned of the health risks of electronic cigarettes,

E-cigarettes, not as safe as it promised: Researchers have warned of the health risks of electronic cigarettes,

Researchers have warned of the health risks of electronic cigarettes, increasingly popular among smokers who want to quit the habit or at least smoke less. E-cigarettes look like the real thing but consist of a rechargeable battery, a cartridge and a mouthpiece. The e-cigarettes are said to have no tobacco, offering an alternative to the nicotine patch or gum. -- ST PHOTO: CAROLINE CHIA RESEARCHERS have warned of the health risks of electronic cigarettes, increasingly popular among smokers who want to quit the habit or at least smoke less. E-cigarettes look like the real thing but consist of a rechargeable battery, a cartridge and a mouthpiece. The e-cigarettes are said to have no tobacco, offering an alternative to the nicotine patch or gum. With the US Food and Drug Administration deciding that e-cigarettes will be labelled as tobacco products and not as drug-delivery de...

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