Jan 13th, 2011
Dr. Abdel Rahman Shahin - Spokesman for the Ministry of Health - that the ministry did not agree to allow the circulation of the electronic cigarette in the Egyptian market since the World Health Organization recommended that this type of cigarettes should be subject to censorship because they are considered medically mandating contains the active substance.
Whoops - you can buy e-cigs in Egypt, but I am not going to put up link - you can Google.
Other countries have taken actions that cover the whole spectrum of nonsense. But cigarettes, in usual tobacco form ,are allowed everywhere. Is it because, health is a secondary issue and turf wars on how to tax have not been thought out?
I have tried these E-Cigarettes and I love them and should be addicted smokers choice. And, they do not stink.
Boston University School of Public Health studyA study by researchers at the Boston University School of Public Health in 2010 concluded that electronic cigarettes were safer than real cigarettes and may aid in breaking the habit of smoking. Researchers said that while further studies on electronic cigarettes were needed, "few, if any, chemicals at levels detected in electronic cigarettes raise serious health concerns." Electronic cigarettes were found to be "much safer" than traditional tobacco ones, and had a level of toxicity similar to existing nicotine replacements.
In the report, the level of carcinogens in electronic cigarettes was found to be up to 1,000 times lower than regular cigarettes. It also said early evidence shows that electronic cigarettes may help people to stop smoking by simulating a tobacco cigarette.
No two Countries, or even different states is USA can agree. Wikipedia has a good summary of all Link