What do New York and the UAE have in common?
They are both planning to hand out the death sentence to large numbers of smokers.
Estimates of the number of smokers killed by tobacco cigarettes vary between half and one-third of smokers.
Yet scientists estimate that electronic cigarettes are between one hundred and one thousand times safer than their tobacco equivalents.
According to the American Association of Public Health Physicians the device could save the lives of eight million Americans.
What could be their motivation? Could it possibly be linked to the billions in revenue generated by tobacco and ineffective smoking cessation aids…?