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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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Smoking ban should not apply to e-cigarettes and vaping should be allowed at work, in pubs and on trains, MPs say

Smoking ban should not apply to e-cigarettes and vaping should be allowed at work, in pubs and on trains, MPs say

E-cigarettes are exempt from smoke-free legislation but are blanket banned by many businesses and public transport operators – this makes safer alternative less attractive, Science and Technology Committee warnsTrain operators, pubs and employers should rethink blanket bans on e-cigarette use which make smokers less likely to quit tobacco products and are not backed by evidence, MPs have said.A major report the Commons Science and Technology Committee has warned smokers are dying as a result of ministers’ misconceptions about the risks of e-cigarettes, and calls for a national debate and regulatory overhaul.Most public and private organisations have extended bans on smoking...

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Primary care health practitioners should support the use of e-cigarettes as an aid to stop smoking

Primary care health practitioners should support the use of e-cigarettes as an aid to stop smoking

Cancer Research UK (CRUK) released a report titled “Smoking cessation in Primary Care”. Dr Richard Roope, Clinical Champion explained that improved training for Primary Care for practitioners could help to reach the government’s goal of the UK becoming smoke-free. A range of initiatives are covered including VBA training, behavioural support and notably, e-cigarette training. On numerous occasions it has been recommended that advice on vaping should be given to smokers who want to give up with the help of an e-cigarette. The CRUK report states “When combined with behavioural support, there is good evidence for the use of both pharmacotherapy...

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E-cigarette use remains low among young people in Britain

E-cigarette use remains low among young people in Britain

Public Health England (PHE) released a report titled “Regular e-cigarette use remains low among young people in Britain”. The research was conducted by King’s College London and commissioned by PHE.As the title suggests, it shows that the number of under 18’s who are vaping regularly is low. It also showed that the number of adult vapers has plateaued. It was therefore suggested that more should be done to help smokers quit with the help of an e-cigarette.Youth uptake of vaping in the UKOne of the main topics covered in the report is that youth uptake of vaping in the UK...

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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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