Are e-cigarettes healthier than traditional cigarettes?
According to a new report by PHE (Public Health England), sponsored by the Department of Health, new e-cigarettes have been concluded to be up to 95% less harmful than traditional cigarettes. Marlboro once printed this line on the new packaging of its cigarettes and signed it PHE (Public Health England).
Professor Ann McNeill, of King's College London, said: "E-cigarettes have the potential to transform the public health industry, particularly by reducing the risks to smokers themselves and those exposed to second-hand smoke." .
"E-cigarette smoking is not the same as smoking," said Rosanna O'Connor, director of drugs, Alcohol and Tobacco at Public Health England, according to BT. "Second-hand smoke is bad for your health, but there is no evidence that e-cigarette vapour is as bad."
On 13 July 2016, according to the American Tobacco Brief, Public Health UK and 12 other UK public health agencies signed a statement agreeing that e-cigarettes are significantly less harmful than cigarettes. Signed declaration agency is: public health England, action on smoking and health, public health, the British lung foundation, cancer research UK, school of public health, Fresh North East, Healthier Futures, the director of public health association action, the royal college of physicians, the royal society of public health, the tobacco and alcohol research centre, a British health BBS.
The development of e-cigarettes has taken a huge step forward, but now it needs to further increase public acceptance.