South Korea urges public to stop using liquid e-cigarettes

epa07789373 (FILE) - A man exhales vapor from an e-cigarette while standing at the counter of a store in New York, New York, USA, 17 April 2015 (reissued 24 August 2019). According to media reports, a patient in Illinois, USA, has died after developing a severe respiratory disease, allegedly caused from the vapor in e-cigarettes. It is believed to be the first e-cigarette related death in the USA. EPA-EFE/JUSTIN LANE

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South Korea’s health minister said on Wednesday he “strongly advised” the public to stop using liquid e-cigarettes amid a global backlash against vaping over growing health concerns.

The warning comes after the latest move in countries around the world pulling electronic cigarettes from markets as vaping faces increased scrutiny.

The United States this month said it plans to ban all flavoured e-cigarette products, citing an alarming growth in teenage use of the products.

Via Reuters

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