Benefits Of E-cigarettes Outweigh Harms, Current Evidence Suggests — Sciencedaily

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Hajek comments: “The evidence we currently have is clear: e-cigarettes should be allowed to compete against conventional cigarettes in the marketplace. Health care professionals may advise http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-07-21/lorillard-wins-ruling-on-tobacco-panel-conflicts.html smokers who are unwilling to cease nicotine use to switch to e-cigarettes. Smokers who have not managed to stop with current treatments may also benefit from switching to e-cigarettes.” Electronic cigarettes have gained considerable popularity over the past few years. While public health researchers investigate their potential harms (reducing motivation to stop smoking, providing a gateway to smoking) and benefits (giving smokers safer access to nicotine and reducing or even virtually eliminating cigarette use), regulatory bodies around the world are currently debating whether, and how heavily, to regulate e-cigarettes. Their verdicts likely will feature among the key public health decisions of our time.
citation: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/07/140730203656.htm

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