This microsite will carry stories, reports and commentaries that VERA Files hopes will contribute to the discourse on so-called novel products. These are electronic nicotine delivery systems, electronic non-nicotine delivery systems and heated tobacco products that are being peddled to the youth as less harmful alternatives to traditional cigarettes.
Health experts say electronic cigarettes and vapes are not a proven nicotine replacement therapy and they can cause nicotine addiction and poisoning. The tobacco industry, meanwhile, continues to offer its own evidence that novel smoke-free products are safer than regular cigarettes.
By presenting expert opinions and facts alongside falsehoods, VERA Files aims to let readers see through the smoke.
(This Project is supported by a grant from the International Union of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) on behalf of STOP, a global tobacco industry watchdog.)
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