E Cigarettes and Heated Tobacco Products: Evidence Review

There have been stories in the press regarding vaping lately; of which a lot of them are quite negative and misleading. What the world needs to know and understand is that they should listen to experts in this field and not every story that gets published. Public Health England are a world-renowned Health Body and are experts in the area of e cigarette safety.

The report they conducted in 2014 found that e cigarettes are at least 95% less harmful than smoking. However, the body have since updated this report to include new evidence which suggests that vaping is far less harmful than smoking, as well as the following points:

  • regulations
  • e cigarette use
  • safety of e cigarettes

In the video here, you can also listen to some key questions and findings from the report.

If you’re still hesitant about vaping, another video recently uploaded by Public Health England highlights the basic differences between e cigarettes and cigarettes. It provides some basic information on the two products but is a really good watch. Feel free to share it with any smokers you may know as it’s important to get this information out there.

You can find this video on Public Health England’s Facebook page here.

All in all, vaping is far less harmful than smoking and we need smokers to understand this basic information. In the UK the relevant bodies endorse e cigarettes as a QUIT tool, however, in Ireland we do nothing but sit and say we can’t endorse them.

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