The Monitor's View A global nix on nicotine's new delivery system

Most nations help people be free of tobacco addiction. Now the WHO wants a ban on indoor use of 'electronic nicotine delivery systems,' or e-cigarettes, as well as their sale to children. A global meeting in October should endorse such steps.



In a sign of how much the world wants to end the habit for nicotine, 179 countries have joined a 2005 treaty that restricts tobacco use. Now this October, when they meet in Moscow, these nations may take a further step and agree to ban the use of electronic cigarettes indoors as well as sales to children.