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How E-Cigs reduce Harm - Channel 4 News blog
« on: October 17, 2012, 03:07:33 PM »


How e-cigarettes can reduce the harm caused by smoking

Channel 4 News have published an article on their blog about electronic cigarettes.

They say "Persuading people to stop smoking is what anti-tobacco groups describe as the holy grail.   Yet next week, there will be what amounts to an official acknowledgment that sometimes it is simply impossible to persuade some smokers to quit so, instead, there needs to be harm reduction."

Next week the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) will publish draft guidance on harm reduction - which will bring e-cigs into the spotlight.

The Channel 4 blog quotes ASH figures that say that 7% of smokers currently use e-cigs, up to 700,000 people.

Next Monday and Tuesday delegates will converge in London for City Health 2012 – an international conference to look at policy and practice in relation to public health in cities.

And while the conference papers will largely centre on drug and alcohol use, one of the speakers will specifically look at this issue.  The abstract even states:  “The greatest emerging, but still largely untapped, public health movement in western nations is tobacco harm reduction (THR), the substitution of low-risk tobacco and nicotine products for smoking. ”

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How E-Cigs reduce Harm - Channel 4 News blog
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2012, 03:24:24 PM »

Interesting but there could have been more detail

The BMA stance wasn't mentioned, so whilst if the MHRA were to approve them so they could be prescribed, the current stance of the BMA is no.



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Re: How E-Cigs reduce Harm - Channel 4 News blog
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2012, 04:00:28 PM »

Interesting...thanks for sharing :)

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Re: How E-Cigs reduce Harm - Channel 4 News blog
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2012, 05:53:34 PM »


oh its all happening, finally recognition that its not just an alternative to tobacco cigarette but can be used to give up tobacco,,,, how much longer will we enjoy (additional) tax free vaping?
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