Egyptian MP Calls For an E-Cig Ban, Making Numerous Inaccurate Claims

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Member of the House of Representatives Amal Rizk-Allah quoted the World Health Organization (WHO), saying that e-cigarettes are not any safer than regular cigarettes, whilst adding that many studies warn against the risks posed by these products.

Sadly, Rizk-Allah inaccurately added that claims that the devices reduce the risk of cancer are not true. She said that the devices increase blood lipids, resulting in arteriosclerosis and heart weakness, adding that they may also negatively affect the brain, cause high blood pressure, and cause fertility and sexual ability problems.

To this effect, she is urging the Ministry of Foreign Trade to ban the import of e-cigarettes, and also place strict controls on outlets which them.

Comparing Emissions from HnBs, E-Cigs and Cigarettes

Meanwhile, contrary to Rizk-Allah’s arguments, a number of independent studies have indicated the relative safety of the products. A 2018 study by renowned anti-smoking expert Dr.

WHEN COMPARING 20 HEETS STICKS WITH THE SAME AMOUNT OF CIGARETTES, AN 81.7 TO 97.9% LEVEL OF REDUCED EMISSIONS WERE MEASURED.

The products used in this study were PMI’s IQOS, both regular and menthol variants, the Nautilus Mini e-cigarette, a tank-type