PHE has the Right Mindset
A promising independent evidence review published by PHE gives light to the benefits of e-cigarettes compared to traditional smoking. Learn more via the following links:
PHE’s animation showing the difference of e-cigarettes and cigarettes can be viewed here.
PHE’s blog post on the subject can be read here.
News story can be read here.
Some Awesome Quotes from Those Articles
“[…] although not risk-free, ECs [e-cigarettes] are much less harmful than smoking – at least 95%, with the risk of cancer calculated to be less than 1%.”
“ECs produce an estimated 18 000 additional long-term ex-smokers in England each year; a recent update suggests that figure might be as high as 57 000”
“[…] the growing popularity of e-cigarettes seems to have had no negative impact on youth smoking rates which continue to decline.”
“If we want to achieve a smokefree generation, we need to continue to make bold decisions on ECs backed by the evidence we have so we may continue to reduce the harms caused by tobacco.”
“Anyone who has struggled to quit should try switching to an e-cigarette and get professional help. The greatest quit success is among those who combine using an e-cigarette with support from a local stop smoking service.”
“People smoke for the nicotine, but contrary to what the vast majority believe, nicotine causes little if any of the harm. The toxic smoke is the culprit and is the overwhelming cause of all the tobacco-related disease and death. There are now a greater variety of alternative ways of getting nicotine than ever before, including nicotine gum, nasal spray, lozenges and e-cigarettes.”
“e-cigarette use is associated with improved quit success rates over the last year and an accelerated drop in smoking rates across the country”
“many thousands of smokers incorrectly believe that vaping is as harmful as smoking; around 40% of smokers have not even tried an e-cigarette”