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The World Health Organization’s recent declaration on a new global ‘e-cigarette war’ is the latest example of the industry attempting to confuse and mislead smokers.

However, the WHO’s declaration is based on misleading evidence, and should, if anything, raise even more suspicions about the true intentions of e-cigarette makers.

Indeed, while the WHO has tried to convince smokers and non-smokers alike that e-cigarettes are safer than real cigarettes, much of the evidence suggests otherwise.

The WHO’s declaration

The WHO’s report begins with four words that are often used to frame e-cigarette research by the tobacco industry: ‘research is needed to investigate potential hazards’.

The first sentence of the report implies that the agency, which makes the ‘e-cigarette war’ claim and has funded a few of the earliest major pieces of research into e-cigarettes, has a duty of care towards users, including nicotine-containing ones; yet the language used here suggests that the WHO will not examine a smoking cessation strategy that relies on the use of e-cigarettes in place of current cigarettes.

The report refers us to a 2014 paper that claimed to be the definitive statement about e-cigarettes, and which in turn uses the very language used in the announcement of the WHO declaration on tobacco products.

According to this paper, a number of studies have