ASH UK Supports eCigs

Prof. Michael Siegel of Boston University School of Public Health welcomed Action on Smoking and Health UK’s statement (http://www.ash.org.uk/files/documents/ASH_715.pdf) supporting the use of e-cigarettes by smokers who are otherwise unable to quit smoking, as it represents one of the first major anti-smoking groups that is in favor of allowing the product on the market.  ASH UK’s statement says it supports a “harm reduction approach to tobacco,” and for those who do not wish to stop smoking or find it difficult to quit, products that deliver nicotine in a safe way should be made available. Since most of the smoking-related diseases are caused by inhaling smoke, the e-cigarettes, which deliver nicotine without the harmful toxins in cigarette smoke, are “likely to be a safer alternative to smoking,” ASH UK said. ASH’s US counterpart has called for a ban on e-cigarettes. Siegel said anti-smoking groups in the US support a policy of banning e-cigarettes, though such an approach would result in ex-smokers returning to cigarette smoking (tobaccoanalysis.blogspot.com 10/15).

3 comments ↓

#1 Vapor Vixen on 10.19.09 at 12:32 AM

Yes – It’s about time!
This is great news!
Now we just need the FDA to do whats good for smokers!

#2 Buckmaster on 11.30.09 at 9:17 PM

Vixen you are dreaming or sniffing too many vapors!

#3 Vapor Vixen on 12.03.09 at 3:21 AM

Nothing wrong with dreaming!

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