Experts take a look at the evidence on some of the issues that surround the use of e-cigarettes, in the National Centre for Smoking Cessation and Training’s latest public education film, which has been part-funded by Public Health England and produced in association with the New Nicotine Alliance.
It turns out there is not as much debate as we thought.
E-cigarettes around 95% less harmful than tobacco estimates landmark review
An expert independent evidence review published today by Public Health England (PHE) concludes that e-cigarettes are significantly less harmful to health than tobacco and have the potential to help smokers quit smoking.
Key findings of the review include:
- The current best estimate is that e-cigarettes are around 95% less harmful than smoking
- Nearly half the population (44.8%) don’t realise e-cigarettes are much less harmful than smoking
- There is no evidence so far that e-cigarettes are acting as a route into smoking for children or non-smokers
Read the full article on the gov.uk website from Public Health England