California health officials to launch campaign against ‘vaping’

January 28, 2015 8:51 PM

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California health officials to launch campaign against ‘vaping’

California’s top public health officer called Wednesday for a “bold public education campaign” to inform Californians about the health effects of electronic cigarettes, which have grown increasingly trendy in recent years.

The devices, also known as vape pens and hookah pipes, contain at least ten chemicals known to cause cancer or birth defects, according to a report from the California Department of Public Health. While they are widely marketed as smoking cessation devices, “there is no scientific evidence that e-ci...

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