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Government says vaping 95% safer than smoking in push to get smokers to switch to e-cigarettes

Government says vaping 95% safer than smoking in push to get smokers to switch to e-cigarettes

Public Health England to counter 'false fears' over vaping's safetyThe government is launching a campaign to convince smokers vaping is a significantly less damaging alternative to smoking. Public Health England (PHE) says e-cigarettes are 95 per cent safer than tobacco, but that fewer than half of smokers are aware of this fact. In a bid to counter "false fears" about vaping's safety, a new film by PHE demonstrates how the toxic chemicals and tar inhaled by an average smoker in just one month compares with not smoking or using an e-cigarette.The health agency released footage from an experiment to show...

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E-cigarettes 'much better for quitting smoking'

E-cigarettes 'much better for quitting smoking'

E-cigarettes are almost twice as effective as nicotine replacements for helping smokers quit, a study suggests.A trial found 18% of smokers who used them to quit remained smoke-free after a year, compared with 9.9% of those using nicotine-replacement treatments.The study of 886 smokers is the first to test how effective modern e-cigarettes are for quitting.Researchers hope their findings will lead to vaping devices being routinely offered by stop-smoking services.Public Health England has already called for e-cigarettes to be made available on the NHS within five years, pointing to a body of research that suggests they are at least 95% less...

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