Health boards take a stand against e-cigarettes

E-cigarettes were meant to provide a safe and effective alternative to normal cigarettes.

E-cigarettes have been banned by many of Scotland’s health boards and councils over fears they may be harmful.

The electrical devices mimic real cigarettes and produce a vapour that was thought to be a safe alternative to tobacco.

However, health experts say there’s no proof that they actually help people to stop smoking.Have e-cigarettes helped you to stop smoking? Tell us at news@thecourier.co.uk or phone 01382 575130Worryingly, some cigarettes have been tested by local authority trading standards departments and found to contain toxic chemicals.

In Tuesday’s Courier we’ll be looking at e-cigarettes and asking experts if they would back a ban.

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