E-cigarettes 95% less harmful than tobacco

A new study has highlighted that e-cigarette use increases the risk of smoking conventional cigarettes in teenagers.


It was also concluded that e-cigarettes do not act as a route into smoking for children or non-smokers.

Adam Leventhal from University of Southern California, Los Angeles and colleagues conducted the study to determine the chances of adolescents who reported ever using e-cigarettes to initiate the use of combustible tobacco during the subsequent year.

AN East Lancashire businessman has criticised the findings of a report from Government health officials which says Global Positioning System should be able to prescribe e-cigarettes on the NHS.

“It just shows that [teenagers] who are attracted to e-cigarettes are the same people who are attracted to smoking”, added Hajek, one of the authors of the PEH study when speaking to The Guardian.

He said there was no evidence to indicate the chemicals in cigarettes which cause cancer were in the vapour from the e-cigarettes.

State Sen. Mark Leno proposed the measure to designate e-cigarettes or vaping devices as tobacco products.

Public Health England has said the electronic devices could be a “game-changer” in Britain’s battle against smoking and doctors should offer them as an effective quitting aid.

Further, PHE noted that e-cigarettes releases negligible amounts of nicotine into ambient air, and risks to passive or second hand smokers are less.


Hertfordshire’s Stop Smoking Service provides free advice and support to help people give up smoking.

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