Land of the Prince Bishops
- Oct 18, 2017
A report from Public Health England (part of the Department for Health and Social Care)
- There has been a rise in e-cigarette use that has been matched by a corresponding decrease in smoking.
- E-cigarettes are now the most popular quitting aid in England.
- There is good-quality evidence that e-cigarettes can be effective in helping people quit smoking.
- While data on their long-term safety is unavailable, expert opinion is that e-cigarettes are around 95% safer than smoking.
- When used as intended, e-cigarettes pose no risk of nicotine poisoning.
- E-cigarettes release negligible amounts of nicotine into the environment, and no health risks to bystanders (e.g. passive smoking) have been identified.