The UN's World Health Organization has previously indicated that it wants to put electronic cigarettes in the same category as tobacco. And that would severely hamper the industry as well as customers' access to the product.
We talked about E-cigs before, noting that they are a gift from heaven for some people. Not only are there addicted smokers who might like to quit pumping smoke and tar into their systems. But there are also those people suffering from some malady caused by an overactive immune system. Nicotine slightly impairs the immune system, and that's just what it takes to rid some bodies of those annoying afflictions.
Those people don't need the UN to tell them what they can do with their bodies. According to a Reuters article in NYPost.com, 53 "leading scientists" told WHO that treating e-cigs like tobacco would do more harm than good. To wit:
“These products could be among the most significant health innovations of the 21st century — perhaps saving hundreds of millions of lives. The urge to control and suppress them as tobacco products should be resisted,” the experts wrote.
The science is settled.