U.S. va­p­ing death sparks fears Ki­wis will swap e-cig­a­rettes for real ones

Fiji Sun - - Aust/nz News -

Click­bait head­lines could be cost­ing Ki­wis their lives, ac­cord­ing to the direc­tor of New Zealand’s largest va­p­ing com­pany.

Ben Pryor, from Alt New Zealand, says wor­ry­ing head­lines about the dan­gers of va­p­ing could deter smok­ers from quit­ting.

“Ev­ery per­son who reads a mis­lead­ing head­line and puts down their vape to pick up a pack of cig­a­rettes again will un­nec­es­sar­ily lose on av­er­age, 20 years of their life,” Mr Pryor said in a state­ment on Mon­day.

On Satur­day, global me­dia re­ported the death of a per­son in Illi­nois, U.S. was di­rectly linked to their use of a vape. The per­son con­tracted a se­vere res­pi­ra­tory ill­ness, and died in hospi­tal.

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