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UK Experts Urge Smokers to Switch to E-cigs for Big Health Gains

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LONDON (Reuters) – Vaping, or using e-cigarettes, poses only a fraction of the health risk of tobacco smoking and should be encouraged among smokers to reap substantial health benefits, British public health experts said on Tuesday. In a review of evidence on e-cigarettes commissioned by the government-backed authority Public Health England, experts said e-cigarettes could already be helping some 20,000 UK …

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E-Cigarettes Can Be Lifesavers

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An FDA-sponsored report confirms the harm-reducing potential of vaping yet worries, implausibly, that it will boost adolescent smoking. This week the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) weighed in on the question of whether e-cigarettes are a public health menace or a public health boon. The answer is yes, according to a NASEM report published on Tuesday. The report, which was …

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Switching from smoking to vaping could save millions of lives

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  “An e-cigarette strategy really could help us move towards the goal that we all have, to reduce cigarette use,” said researcher David Levy. By Dennis Thompson, HealthDay News  |  Oct. 3, 2017 TUESDAY, Oct. 3, 2017 — Millions of cigarette smokers could live substantially longer if electronic cigarettes are embraced as a replacement for tobacco during the next decade, a new …