Commemorating World No Tobacco Day, PDPI cautions against danger of smoking

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Press conference to commemorate the World No Tobacco Day. (Source: IO/Umamah)

“E-cigarettes are also not recommended as a smoking cessation tool because they have the same risk of triggering addiction as conventional cigarettes,” said Feni.

“The results of the research conducted by the Persahabatan Hospital found that the urine of electronic smokers has nicotine residue levels which are the same as that of conventional smokers,” he continued.

PDPI specifically urged the public to be aware of the dangers of smoking in children and the long-term effects it causes and smokers to immediately stop smoking by making a commitment to gradually reduce cigarette use.

“We urge you to stop completely, reduce gradually or delay until the craving to smoke passes,” she advised. (un)