According to Sputnik News Network, Gennady Onishchenko, a Russian MP and former Chief Health Inspector, told the agency that electronic cigarettes and nicotine nebulizers are not only harmful to health, but also to Russia's state Security poses a significant threat and calls for electronic cigarettes to be classified as tobacco and treated as cigarette products.
Electronic cigarettes, referred to as electronic cigarettes, are small handheld devices used to atomize flavored liquid oils for inhalation by the user. The oils used usually contain nicotine, but not always. Using electronic cigarettes is sometimes called "vaping."
Tobacco companies and e-cigarette advocates are convinced that the threat to health from vaping is much less than smoking and does not produce so-called "second-hand smoke." However, opponents argue that in fact, the fog created by electronic cigarettes contains carcinogens, and these devices actually fuel the number of smokers rather than diminish.
Onisenko broke the news with the agency that these devices pose a serious public health threat in Russia, but unfortunately many of his former colleagues were more concerned with economy and investment.