Are e-cigarettes safe to puff?

As electronic or e-cigarettes grow in popularity, some health advocates want them to be regulated.
E-cigarettes are battery-operated devices that use a liquid-filled cartridge that can contain mint, vanilla or other flavourings. The contents are vaporized into a mist that is breathed into the lungs. Some cartridges also contain nicotine.
Some analysts project that e-cigarettes will outsell regular cigarettes within a decade. (Ashley Smith/Times-News/Associated Press)
Health Canada has not authorized stores to sell nicotine-filled cartridges, but they are available online and at some flea markets.
"To date, no electronic cigarettes with nicotine or health claims have been authorized by Health Canada," a spokesperson for the department said in an email Tuesday.
"As the safety, quality and efficacy of these products remains uncertain, Health Canada continues to advise Canadians not to use electronic cigarettes as they may pose health risks."
Electronic cigarettes are sometimes marketed as an option to help people quit smoking, or as a tobacco replacement.
Analysts think the market for e-cigarettes will surpass $10 billion in the U.S. by 2017 and that e-cigarettes will outsell regular cigarettes within a decade, said David Sweanor, a law professor at the University of Ottawa who works on tobacco and health issues.
"No one's given me a kiss on the cheek for giving them a piece of Nicorette gum, but I have gotten that for giving them an electronic cigarette," Sweanor said.
Sweanor believes in using e-cigarettes as a risk reduction strategy for cigarette smokers. "People smoke for the nicotine, they die from the smoke." 

E-cigarette regulations elsewhere

Last week, the U.K. government announced it plans to treat e-cigarettes as a medicine starting in 2016.
France plans to prohibit use of e-cigarettes in public venues, Reuters said.
EU-wide regulations are due to be introduced in 2016, U.K.'s Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency said.
In 2009, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration found traces of carcinogens and a harmful substance used in antifreeze in two brands of e-cigarettes. Shipments from China were blocked until a federal judge indicated the devices should be regulated as tobacco products rather than drugs or medical devices, the New York Times reported.
In March, Australia's government said it was concerned about the use of electronic cigarettes, saying the impact of wide-scale use is not known and the outcome in the community could be harmful.
In Singapore, legislation prohibits "the importation, distribution, sale or offer for sale of any confectionery or other food product or any toy or other article that is designed to resemble a tobacco product."  
It's not nicotine itself that causes most of the harm associated with cigarettes, said Dr. Peter Selby, chief of the addictions division at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto.
"We really don't know whether these are meeting any kinds of standards of safety for people to inhale on them, whether they have nicotine or not," Selby said of e-cigarettes.
For Selby, the main issue is whether e-cigarettes meet manufacturing and regulatory inspection standards for producing products under hygienic conditions, for example, and to ensure they don't explode and cause burns. The potential harm of inhaling nicotine in e-cigarettes also needs to be compared with the risk from regular cigarettes.
"We need a framework to study that and understand it so we can actually tell smokers it is a safer option," Selby said.
"Right now, it looks like we’ve got our head in the sand. If you take the nicotine out of the tobacco and only give people nicotine, the potential harm is likely very, very small."
During National Non-Smoking Week in January, the Canadian Lung Association said it encourages people to quit smoking using scientifically proven methods such as nicotine replacement patches and gums. The group also objects to flavours that appeal to children, fearing e-cigarettes may encourage those under 18 to try tobacco products.
At Esmoker Canada, an e-cigarette store in Toronto, Mario Martinasevic says sales have almost doubled every month. Customer Ashley Harris calls e-cigarettes without nicotine a convenient alternative to cigarettes that she can smoke at the office or at a bar when out with friends without stepping outside.
"I don't want to be inhaling nicotine," said Harris. "I'm finding it fine without it."
Since switching to using e-cigarettes, Harris said food tastes better, she's feeling more physically fit and her teeth are better. She's also saving money.
With files from CBC's Kim Brunhuber



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Malaysia Airlines passenger plane was shot down in Ukraine killed 298 people

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Humans are expected in 2030 successfully controlled HIV infection

Recently, UNAIDS said in a report released said, as long as the global increase the intensity, it is expected in 2030 the successful control of HIV infection.

According to the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) report, UNAIDS said in a report released recently said that humans are expected in 2030 to reduce HIV infections can be controlled to within the range.

Reported that the world currently has about 35 million people living with HIV, but the number of HIV infections and deaths are declining. The report mentioned that the past five years, UNAIDS made ​​a major breakthrough in reducing HIV infection rates and provide medication assistance to those infected and so on. UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibe (Michel Sidibe), said as long as the global increase the intensity, it is expected in 2030 the successful control of HIV infection.

However, the reality of the situation is not optimistic. It is reported that the world's only Sicheng living with HIV have access to drug treatment, many drugs are still in demand in developing countries can not be met.

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People all over the world live longer!

The World Health Organization recently released "World Health Statistics 2014" shows that people around the world live longer. Judging from the global average, girls born in 2012 are expected to live to about 73 years old to 68-year-old boy. Children born in 1990 than the global average life expectancy of more than 6 years.
   WHO's annual statistical report shows that the greatest advances in low-income countries, from 1990-2012 the average life expectancy extended for nine years. Extend life expectancy is up to the six countries of Liberia (extended for 20 years, from 42 years in 1990 to 62 years in 2012), followed by Ethiopia (from 45-64 years of age), the Maldives (58-77 years old), Cambodia (54-72 years old), East Timor (50-66 years old) and Rwanda (48-65 years old).
   "Global life expectancy is an important reason appears significantly improved is the number of children dying before the age of five has decreased," said WHO Director-General Margaret Chan said. "But the wealth gap is still large: high-income countries are still opportunities for people to live longer than low-income countries."
   The gap between rich and poor countries
   In high-income countries, a boy born in 2012 can be expected to live to about 76 years old - 16 years more than a boy born in low-income countries (60 years old). More significant differences between girls; high-income countries (82 years) and low-income countries (63 years) was 19 years.
   In all parts of the world, women live longer than men have. Life expectancy gap between men and women is more significant in high-income countries, women live about six years longer than men. In low-income countries, the gap is about 3 years.
   Japanese women's life expectancy ranks first in the world for 87 years, followed by Spain, Switzerland and Singapore. Women's longest life expectancy in 10 countries were 84 years and older. Male life expectancy in nine countries and over 80 years old, male life expectancy is the longest in the country, Iceland, Switzerland and Australia.
   "In high-income countries, the extension of life expectancy thanks in large part to the success of the work of non-communicable disease control," said WHO health statistics and information systems Ties Boerma, WHO said, "dying before the age of 60 heart disease and stroke, reducing the number of men and women. wealthy countries do better "in the monitoring and management of hypertension and other aspects of the disease.
   The key is also to reduce tobacco use in several countries life expectancy has been extended contributing factor.
   At the other end of the scale, men and women nine sub-Saharan countries, life expectancy is still less than 55 years - Angola, Central African Republic, Chad, Côte d'Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Mozambique, Nigeria and Sierra Leone.

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