New U.K. Study Says E-cigs are Far Safer than Traditional Cigarettes and Help Smokers Quit Tobacco
Posted by Ashley on August 25, 2015
E-cigarettes are 95 percent less harmful than smoking tobacco, according to an independent study released this month by Public Health England (PHE).
In the report, PHE also said health agencies should promote e-cigs as a way to quit smoking tobacco. Currently, 2.6 million adults in the U.K. are said to use e-cigs. The vast majority of these people are former traditional cigarette smokers, the study found, and have turned to e-cigs to help them successfully stop.
“E-cigarettes are not completely risk free but when compared to smoking, evidence shows they carry just a fraction of the harm,”saidProfessor Kevin Fenton, Director of Health and Wellbeing at PHE. “The problem is people increasingly think they are...
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