Electronic cigarettes encourage smoking
<div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-12 col-lg-12 div_news_02">26.11.2007<br />
The Chairman of the Fight Against Cancer Department, Professor Murat Tuncer, sent a warning to the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, for licensing the product, and to the stores which distribute them.
The electronic cigarette, which is the same size as a real cigarette, displaying identical physical characteristics, and has been put on the market has become an issue of debate. Many celebrities, such as Fatih Terim and tomas are sporting electronic cigarettes and the Chairman of the Turkish Exporters' Association?declared that he was able to quit smoking with the help of this product. However, the Chairman of the Fight Against Cancer Department Professor Murat Tuncer described the electronic cigarette as being an encouragement for the real thing. Tuncer said: "electronic cigarettes encourage the behavior of smokers. It affects social behavior in a negative way. This is a form of publicity for real cigarettes."</p>