Public Health England, an executive agency sponsored by the Department of Health, published a report yesterday titled E-Cigarettes: An Evidence Update. It found that vaping and e-cigarettes are 95% less harmful than traditional tobacco cigarettes. A link to the 121 page study can be found here.
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 realize 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
The information above can be found at www.gov.uk
The review of the evidence found that almost all of the 2.6 million adults using e-cigarettes in Great Britain are current or ex-smokers. Not children, teens, or non-smokers like other fear mongering “reports” have claimed. One of the biggest findings was that there is absolutely no scientific evidence that e-cigarettes are a “gateway to smoking” or that they are “re-normalizing smoking”.
This study is very similar to an article we published in March 2015 titled Study finds Vaping is 95% Safer than Smoking which was a study conducted by world renowned cardiologist and e-cigarette researcher Dr. Konstantinos Farsalinos. After multiple smear campaigns by governments around the world, including some countries who are completely banning it, England is the first to officially announce its support for vaping!
The U.K. still faces difficulties with the Article 20 legal challenge ahead of them. We will have a full report on Article 20 next week. But for now, vapers and people who use e-cigarettes to get off tobacco are rejoicing.