ISLAMABAD: E-cigarettes are beneficial in encouraging smokers to quit, according to researchers.
E-cigarettes are likely to bring benefits for public health and should be widely promoted to smokers to help them quit tobacco, reported BBC health news.
In a report likely to further fuel a debate over electronic cigarettes, the influential British doctors group stressed that tobacco smoking is both addictive and lethal, and concluded that e-cigarettes are “much safer than smoking”.
Experts at the College looked into the science, public policy, regulation and ethics surrounding e-cigarettes and made a series of conclusions about the devices including.
The said that E-cigarettes are not a “gateway to smoking” – in the UK, use of e-cigarettes are used mostly by those who are already using, or have used, tobacco.
There is no evidence that e-cigarettes result in normalisation of smoking. The devices are beneficial in encouraging smokers to quit, they added.
They said “with careful management and proportionate regulation, harm reduction provides an opportunity to improve the lives of millions of people. It is an opportunity that, with care, we should take.”
E-cigarettes have real promise in helping to reduce the huge death toll from tobacco, the concluded.
This important report is an accurate summary of the latest scientific evidence on e-cigarettes and will help dispel the increasingly common misconception that they’re as harmful as smoking.