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First death linked to vaping pushes parliament to demand banning e-cigarettes

According to local media reports, many MPs asserted that the banning of e-cigarettes in Egypt is necessity and called on the Ministry of Health to start investigation into the damages that it may cause


US authorities in Illinois state declared that an American who was using a vaping device died from a serious lung disease. This case is reported as the first death linked to vaping or e-cigarettes, which pushed some members of the Egyptian parliament to call for banning e-cigarettes in the country.

According to local media reports, many MPs asserted that the banning of e-cigarettes in Egypt is necessity and called on the Ministry of Health to start investigation into the damages that it may cause.

In a statement to Sada El-Balad, MP Samy El Meshd, head of the health affairs committee in the parliament, called for immediate investigation into possible damages of e-cigarettes.

He added that the Ministry of Health should prepare an official report on the results of the investigation, saying that e-cigarettes may have numerous damages, however, no counter actions were adopted against it.

He stressed that if local or international reports were out from the Health Ministry against e-cigarettes, then the government should take actions against it.

Meanwhile, MP Khalid Mashour, a member of the parliamentary legislative committee, presented a request of briefing to the Minister of Health Hala Zayed to launch public awareness campaigns on the damages of e-cigarettes.

He noted in his request that Egyptians believe that e-cigarettes are not harmful and that they help quitting smoking, therefore it spread among Egyptians, particularly youth.

He added that the e-cigarette contains nicotine, harmful chemicals, minerals, and carcinogens, explaining that it may lead to addiction like normal cigarettes, therefore it is necessary to ban it.

Similarly, MP Amal Rizkallah, requested a briefing to ban the import or circulation of e-cigarettes in the Egyptian market.

She said in a statement that many studies about the damages of this type of cigarettes, and that the World Health Organization has confirmed that e-cigarettes are no less dangerous than ordinary cigarettes.

Rizkallah called on the Ministry of Trade to ban the import of these cigarettes.

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