The annual Stoptober campaign in England is embracing e-cigarettes for the first time – in a sign vaping is being seen as the key to getting people to quit. (BBC)
The Guardian: ‘Largest ever such survey of British 11- to 16-year-olds reveals experimentation with vaping devices does not translate into regular use and smoking rates still in decline’
E-cigarettes are “definitely” less harmful than smoking tobacco, health bodies in Scotland have stated for the first time.
“Vaping has been endorsed by health experts after the first long-term study of its effects in ex-smokers,” ITV News reports. (After NHS Choices)
Public Health England Press Release: Expert independent review concludes that e-cigarettes have potential to help smokers quit.
Action on Smoking and Health (ASH): ‘Regular use of electronic cigarettes among children and young people in Britain is rare and is confined almost entirely to those who currently smoke or have previously smoked. ‘
Restrictions to e-cigarette use will be enforced due to social pressures rather than healthcare issues, says academic
University of Leicester Professor to discuss future legislation surrounding e-cigarettes at seminar on Thursday 13 March (University of Leicester Press Release)