The perceived glamour of smoking, combined with the belief that e-cigarettes are less harmful, could be bad news for young people who become addicted. Photo: Winson Wong

Should Hong Kong ban e-cigarettes?

  • Parents are right to be concerned about their children becoming addicted to e-cigarettes and vaping products
  • A ban may be the best way to prevent young people getting hooked, but the right of others to buy tobacco products must be respected
Topic |   Smoking

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The perceived glamour of smoking, combined with the belief that e-cigarettes are less harmful, could be bad news for young people who become addicted. Photo: Winson Wong
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A study published in February linked chemicals used in 90 per cent of vaping systems to impaired lung function. Photo: Alamy

Vaping is not a gateway to smoking but health risks are real, research says

  • Large-scale study of young teens in the UK found that e-cigarette use does not cause them to see tobacco in a more positive light
  • But US research presented last month showed that vaping increases the likelihood of heart attacks, coronary artery disease and depression
Topic |   Health and wellness

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A study published in February linked chemicals used in 90 per cent of vaping systems to impaired lung function. Photo: Alamy
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