Egyptian MPs call for ban on electronic cigarette, deliberately misinforming the public
Good day to all vapers and all those who are interested in the topic of electronic cigarettes. In pursuit of the latest news, we will go to Egypt and see what happens there, it is another matter if a new study were in the field of industry, which shows us the benefits of electronic cigarettes, but no, as in most countries, vaping in Egypt to eradicate, while giving out incorrect information to all citizens of their country. We’ll see what happens from this, but for now let’s dwell in more detail on the parliamentary “showdowns” of this country. Last week, an Egyptian MP introduced a proposal demanding a ban on the import of electronic cigarettes and the introduction of restrictions on sellers of these products. Unfortunately, the deputy also made a number of inaccurate claims, which can hardly be called substantiated.
Rep. Amal Rizk-Allah quoted the World Health Organization (WHO), saying that e-cigarettes are not safer than regular cigarettes, and added that many studies warn against the risks associated with these products. Unfortunately, Rizk Allah inaccurately added that allegations that devices reduce the risk of cancer are not true. She said the devices increase blood lipids, which leads to atherosclerosis and heart weakness, adding that they can also negatively affect the brain, cause high blood pressure and cause problems with fertility and sexual abilities. In this regard, she calls on the Ministry of Foreign Trade to ban the import of electronic cigarettes,
Meanwhile, contrary to the arguments of Rizk-Allah, a number of independent studies have shown the relative safety of products. In a study conducted in 2018 by renowned anti-smoking expert Dr. Konstantinos Farsalinos, carbonyl emissions from an HnB device, an electronic cigarette and a regular cigarette were analyzed and compared. The products used in this study were PMI IQOS, both the regular and menthol versions, the Nautilus Mini atomizer tested with tobacco-flavored liquids at 10 W and 14 W, and the Marlboro Red cigarette. Aerosol and smoke were collected in special containers and given for examination, and two more intense inhalation modes were used to measure the carbonyl level.
When using 5 g of liquid for electronic cigarettes, compared with 20 cigarettes, there is a decrease in the level of carbonyls by 92.2-99.8%. While comparing 20 IQOS with the same number of cigarettes, a reduction in emissions from 81.7 to 97.9% was measured. Therefore, the researchers concluded that HnB devices emit significantly lower carbonyl levels than regular cigarettes, but higher levels than electronic cigarettes.