Public Health England say Vaping 95% safer than smoking

The UK Royal College of Physicians, along with Public Health England, has stated that Vaping is 95% safer than smoking.

Whilst I wouldn’t take to the streets waving the flag just yet, I believe the writing is on the wall. England may (in some respects it already has) become the first western country to legitimise and embrace vaping, yet, Australia still faces an awfully bumpy road ahead.

Key findings of the review include:
•    The current estimate is that e-cigarettes are 95% less harmful than smoking
•    Nearly half the population (44.8%) don’t realise e-cigs are much less harmful
•    There is no evidence that e-cigarettes are acting as a route into smoking for children or non-smokers

The full article from Gov.UK

The Electronic Cigarette is one of the most significant medical breakthroughs this past century. With 6 million plus deaths attributed to tobacco smoking each year, e-cigs, in contrast, is slowly being recognised as the most viable means of reducing these horrific numbers. Research is ongoing yet, it is axiomatic that given the end user is utilising one of today’s more advanced e-cig Mods, and caution regarding the choice of e liquids, vaping can be a cancer-free means of tobacco harm reduction.

The British Public Health Department is looking into allowing MD’s to prescribe e-Cigs as an alternative to the somewhat non-effective forms of NRT’s – Nicotine Replacement Therapy. I say “Non-effective” with justification. Patches and gums, as well as other forms of NRT’s, provide a 10% success rate at best. Champix / Medications are closer to 14%. e-cig numbers are closer to 50-60%.

Science is already there and the medical industry will eventually embrace Vaping, not because they wish it per se, but because empirical evidence is presently there to support the fact that Vaping can and will save millions of lives. That is a fact.

Charles Yates

Ex-smoker and current vaper. Started The Vapers Table in 2011. Interests are food-cooking, music, recording technology, travel & country road trips, advocacy and helping smokers transition.

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