VAPING FEARS ABOUT KIDS
LAST week we told you about the concern in the US over the health effects of e-cigarettes, and how vaping in kids has become an “epidemic”.
Many experts are worried about the same thing happening in the UK, especially since lots of e-cigarette flavours and packaging are targeted at kids – even though you legally have to be 18 to buy or use them.
Several health organisations in England have been heavily promoting e-cigarettes and claiming that they are much “safer” than smoking cigarettes, but many experts are worried, because not enough is known about them.
Martin McKee is the Professor of European Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and is one of the scientists who think that this promotion of e-cigarettes is dangerous and that the risks aren’t being taken seriously enough.