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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 athttp://www.smokefreewarwickshire.org or call 0800 085 2917 or text LIFE to 80800

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