E-Cigarettes have been given a major boost by a leading British group of Doctors.
They’re more likely to bring benefits for public health and should be widely promoted to smokers in an effort to help them quit using tabacco and move to the electronic cigarette, claims the report from Britain’s Royal College.
While emphasising that tabacco is addictive, the group said that E-Cigarettes are not a gateway to tabacco use and that they do not normalise tabacco use.
They claim that E-Cigarettes should be widely advertised and promoted by doctors in an effort to sway people from smoking.
“None of these products has to date attracted significant use among adult never-smokers, or demonstrated evidence of significant gateway progression into smoking among young people,” the RCP says in its 200-page report.
E-cigarettes, which heat nicotine-laced liquid into vapour, have rapidly grown into a global market for “vaping” products that was estimated at around €6.1bn in 2015.