EThe medical official in the Netherlands raised fears that vaping is a "time bomb" that could cause long-term damage, as concern grew about the safety of electronic cigarettes.

Professor Dame Sally Davies, who will be stepping down later this month, made these comments just before Donald Trump announced plans to ban flavored vaping products, in an attempt to dissuade children to take this habit.

In an interview with Civil Service World, Dame Sally raised concerns about the evidence supporting the safety of electronic cigarettes.

"Is it a time bomb? Will this have long-term consequences?

Public Health England has made every effort to assert that it is at least 95% less harmful than smoking. Last year, he urged hospitals to start selling electronic cigarettes and let patients spray themselves inside – and even in bed.

Official statistics suggest that when it comes to teenage experimentation, vaping has replaced smoking.

According to NHS figures, 25% of children between the ages of 11 and 15 have already tried e-cigarettes, while 16% have already used them, which is down from 49% in the eighties. ten.