Docs spark up e-cigs wor­ries

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HIGH-TECH ‘e-cig­a­rettes’ could be just as harm­ful for you as nor­mal fags, ac­cord­ing to wor­ried health boffins.

The elec­tonic nico­tine vapour in­halers were once hailed a god­send for smok­ers as they con­tain all the plea­sure of a puff with­out the nasty side ef­fects.

But now ex­perts are con­cerned un­reg­u­lated e-cigs from China are flood­ing the UK mar­ket, and could con­tain a glut of nasty chem­i­cals as bad as the real thing.

Pro­fes­sor John Brit­ton, chair­man of the Royal Col­lege of Physi­cians’ To­bacco Ad­vi­sory Group, has called for tighter con­trol of the de­vices.

He said: “Elec­tronic cig­a­rettes have the po­ten­tial to save lives but the fact that they are un­reg­u­lated is bad.

“It leaves peo­ple open to us­ing un­clean and un­safe prod­ucts.”

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