The Ministry of Health on Tuesday has banned the import of the electronic cigarette, which manufacturers claim is an effective means to help quit smoking.
The ministry cited a higher percentage of nicotine, used in the device, following suit of the World Health Organisation (WHO), which has previously warned against its use.
In a statement received by The Jordan Times, Health Minister Salah Mawajdeh said the ministry has turned down an application by a local company to import the item.
However, according to the WHO website, there is no scientific evidence whatsoever that would confirm that the electronic cigarette is a safe and effective smoking cessation device.
The WHO was greatly concerned that some manufacturers had used the WHO name or logo on their packages or websites, falsely implying endorsement.
Another one bites the dust...