BBC World Service coverage of PHE report on e-cigarettes, August 19th 2015.
I’m re-posting this video as the following tweet can’t be seen on our Twitter feed for some reason!
Interview with Hazel Cheeseman from ASH and Linda Bauld & a quick appearance by Ann McNeill.
A landmark review led by King’s College London finds that all evidence shows that e-cigarettes have the potential to reduce smoking. The report shows that almost all of the 2.6 million adults using e-cigarettes in Great Britain – one in 20 of the population – 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. 80% of smokers believe e-cigarettes are a good way of quitting smoking.
Dr Leonie Brose
‘Smokers who have tried other methods of quitting without success could be encouraged to try e-cigarettes to stop smoking and stop smoking services should support smokers using e-cigarettes to quit by offering them behavioral support. Encouraging smokers who cannot or do not want to stop smoking to switch to e-cigarettes could help reduce smoking related disease, death and health inequalities.’