It’s official! E-cigarettes carry a fraction of the risk of smoking.
Public Health England estimates that e-cigarettes are 95% less harmful than traditional cigarettes.
A review, commissioned last year by PHE and led by Professor Ann McNeill (King’s College London) and Professor Peter Hajek (Queen Mary University of London), suggests that e-cigarettes may be contributing to falling smoking rates among adults and young people.
The evidence shows that almost all of the 2.6 million adults using e-cigarettes in Great Britain are current or ex-smokers, most of whom are using the devices to help them quit smoking or to prevent them going back to cigarettes.
Happily, all current evidence finds that e-cigarettes carry a fraction of the risk of smoking. As there is no burning involved, there is no smoke and unlike traditional cigarettes, e-cigarettes do not produce tar and carbon monoxide which are harmful to the body.
In Skwad we trust!