“Electronic cigarettes ‘could save millions of lives'”

After the negative press vaping has received coming up to the Tobacco Products Directive vote in Europe and potential FDA regulation in the states, it’s great to finally see some actual science being talked about by people that know what they’re talking about, and in agenda-less publications no less.

Spotted this brilliant piece earlier on BBC news.

Scientists say that if all smokers in the world switched from cigarettes to electronic cigarettes, it could save millions of lives.

In the UK there are currently about 100,000 deaths per year attributable to smoking, worldwide it is estimated to be more than five million.

Now researchers are hopeful that an increasing use of e-cigarettes could prevent some of these deaths.

But some groups warn that e-cigarettes could normalise smoking.

An estimated 700,000 users smoke e-cigarettes in the UK, according to Action on Smoking and Health. Some users combine “vaping”, as it is often called, with traditional cigarettes while others substitute it for smoking completely.

E-cigarettes have also recently be found to be just as effective as nicotine patches in helping smokers quit.BBC

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