There has been some positive news on the positive Vape news front with even more support for vaping and e-cigarettes from the UK Government with this excellent blog post from Public Health England.
The 8 things to know about e-cigarettes article is written by Professor John Newton – PHE’s Director of Health Improvement and really does blow away the popular myths around vaping.
The 8 points he discusses are:
-E-cigarettes and the US lung injury outbreak
-Vaping and heart disease Harms compared to smoking Harms of nicotine
-Quitting smoking Harms to bystanders
-Vaping and youth smoking
The blog post should be sent to all US politicians – especially those looking to ban all things vape – and indeed forwarded to other countries such as India – Brazil and others – such as the World Health Organization – looking to eradicate e-cigarettes.
The post begins:
Vaping is not risk free but is far less harmful than smoking. Our advice remains that people who smoke are better to switch completely to vaping but if you have never been a smoker, don’t start to vape.
"Smoking remains the biggest avoidable cause of death and disability in the UK, and using electronic cigarettes is an effective means of quitting smoking.
So these new figures from PHE are disturbing, and highlight the urgent need for media campaigns to make sure that all smokers understand that switching to e-cigarettes is one of the most effective ways of quitting smoking and protecting their health."
-Professor John Britton, who is now calling for a massive media campaign to promote the benefits of vaping...
I’m guessing if the media is ‘paid’ to promote e-cigarettes, then that’s what they’ll do…
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