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E-cigarettes ban for under-18s

The Government is to introduce new legislation to ban under-18s from buying electronic cigarettes. The announcement comes as e-cigarettes are enjoying a boom in sales, with an estimated 1.3 million people in the UK thought to use them

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E-cigs 'could be extremely damaging to young people'

We do not yet know the harm that e-cigarettes can cause to adults let alone to children, but we do know they are not risk free.

E-cigarettes can produce toxic chemicals and the amount of nicotine and other chemical constituents and contaminants, including vaporised flavourings, varies between products meaning they could be extremely damaging to young people’s health.

– Professor Dame Sally Davies, chief medical officer

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