'RESIST URGE TO CONTROL E-CIGARETTES', WHO TOLD

Some doctors argue it is too early to know whether benefits outweigh potential risks, as Jane Dreaper reports A letter signed by more than 50 researchers and public health specialists is urging the World Health Organization (WHO) to "resist the urge to control and suppress e-cigarettes". The letter says the devices - which deliver nicotine in a vapour - could be a "significant health innovation". But the UK's Faculty of Public Health says it is too early to know whether benefits outweigh potential risks. The WHO said it was still deciding what recommendations to make to governments. (click for more)