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#PHE says ‘#E-cigarettes around 95% less harmful than #tobacco’

E-cigarettes around 95% less harmful than tobacco estimates landmark review


An expert independent evidence review published today (19th August) 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 press release here more from the BBC here

If you are considering quitting smoking with or without the use of e-cigarettes then contact the Warwickshire Stop Smoking Service, this is completely free, find out more at or call 0800 085 2917 or text LIFE to 80800



About Paul Hooper, WCC (584 Articles)
Group Manager: Community Safety and Substance Misuse
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