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Claims and evidence: How safe is vaping?

The landscape of e-cigarette politics and research is highly contested, given the enormous financial stakes at play. Public health researchers and activists need to familiarize themselves with the issues otherwise public policy decisions risk being made without adequate evidence. South Africa’s National Department of Health is currently processing a bill that will introduce regulation of e-cigarettes and related vaping products. Watch that space for more smoke and mirrors – and be well informed!

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