Scientists ask U.N. health group for strict rules on e-cigarettes

June 16, 2014 4:13 PM

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Scientists ask U.N. health group for strict rules on e-cigarettes

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A group of 129 physicians, epidemiologists and others from 31 countries sent an open letter to the World Health Organization on Monday urging the United Nations agency to hold firm in what seems to be its intention to impose strict regulations on electronic cigarettes.

The letter was a response to one sent last month by 53 other experts who urged the WHO to go easy on e-cigarettes, which the advocates called "part of the solution" in the fight against smoking.

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