PHE: Report on e-cigarettes

 In Pharmacy Information, Regulations and Standards, Simplifying Product Supply

Experts have recently estimated that e-cigarettes are 95% less harmful to health than smoking.

In England, it is reported that roughly 5% of the population is currently using e-cigarettess, with most of this group being smokers or ex-smokers. The report shows that smoking rates in both youth and adults have been on a continual decline, and there is no evidence in England that e-cigarettes are re-normalising smoking or increasing smoking uptake.

Instead, the evidence reviewed in this report points in the direction of an association between greater uptake of e-cigarettes and reduced smoking, with emerging evidence that e-cigarettes can be effective cessation and reduction aids.

Further information and recommendations can be found in the report:

http://tinyurl.com/qyy3rey

 

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