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E-cigarettes are a quick aid to quit smoking: UK study

A UK study says E-cigarettes are 95 percent less harmful than tobacco, and can be used as an effective aid to help quit smoking

A UK based study has recently concluded the fact that E-cigarettes are 95 percent less harmful than tobacco, and can be used as an effective aid to help quit smoking. It should be promoted as a tool to help smokers quit, a study by an agency of Britain’s Department of Health confirmed to Reuters recently.

The use of E-cigarettes has been spreading rapidly across the Atlantic. However, on the contrary, the health organizations’ are still wary of promoting it as an alternative to tobacco based smoking. In fact, government in countries like California to India has been making relented efforts to regulate this form of smoking.

“E-cigarettes are not completely risk free but when compared to smoking, evidence shows they carry just a fraction of the harm,” said Professor Kevin Fenton from Public Health England, which carried out the study.

Most of the chemicals that cause smoking-related diseases are absent in E-cigarettes and the current best estimate is that E-cigarette use is around 95 percent less harmful to health than smoking, the study said.

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Passive inhalation from an E-cigarette was also much less harmful, confirmed a report in Reuters

Source: Reuters
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