DW host Carsten Lekutat talks to psychologist Karin Vitzthum about the dangers of e-cigarettes. And: some tips for sore muscles, and why it's important to take medications at the right time.
Smoking's out, steaming's in. Both are indisputably unhealthy, but is one better than the other? Supporters of smoke alternatives say they aren't as bad as traditional tobacco cigarettes. But is there any truth in that?
A US study shows that e-cigarettes are harmful, with vapers risking heart disease and depression. But conventional cigarettes are even more dangerous.
Germany's drug commissioner says that nicotine represents the country's biggest substance risk. She wants to ban outdoor advertising for cigarettes and tobacco, but some within her own party don't want to kick the habit.
Research has shown that reducing nicotine levels means people smoke less often. US regulators now want to shift people toward e-cigarettes.
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