Health Ministry Bans e-cigarette trade over containing toxic chemicals

CAIRO: The Ministry of Health called for confiscation of all electronic cigarette products on the market over containing toxic chemicals, Youm7 reported Friday.

The Central Administration Dept. of Pharmaceutical Affairs at the Egyptian Ministry of Health clarified that the decision was issued because there was no study that proves the safety of the e-cigarettes.

The call came upon a decision issued by the Technical Committee of Drugs in 2011, which indicated that importing and trading such products are banned in the Egyptian market.

In January, The Associated Press reported that lab tests indicated the electronic cigarettes contain cancer-causing Formaldehyde.

The U.S. Administration of Food and Drugs said that “E-cigarettes have not been fully studied, so consumers currently don’t know the potential risks of e-cigarettes when used as intended.”

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  1. Jerad
    February 14, 2015 at 2:12 am

    I’m not really that shocked over this, Egypt is full of problems, the people and government are #1 in that category. Dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb *thats a toon to a song*

  2. saidi
    February 28, 2016 at 12:25 pm

    So it’s OK for children to buy cigarettes that are GUARANTEED to cause cancer at 20LE or less per pack, but ecigs are banned because there’s no incontrovertible proof that they don’t cause it?

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