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Are e-cigarettes a safer alternative to smoking?


To further state the blindingly obvious - there is no rational argument to the facts that smoking tobocco (or anything else for that matter) is damaging to your health and to others who do not diectly smoke via passive smoking. Any attempt to reduce this threat to our nations health should be pursued - but - up to now - all we have had is NRT products and some other meds that require the smoker to quit. The biggest cause of relapse is not nicotine withdrawal - NRT products are freely avaialble on prescription and to buy - its that people miss the 'habit' of smoking. If we agree that the Stop Smoking Movement is about reducing the health burden caused by the other noxious and carcingenic elements in tobacco smoke, then providing a system where people can indulge in their pleasurable habit of puffing on something that looks like a cigarette or pipe while greatly reducing their own and families risk of developing serious illnesses is another 'no brainer' and I just can't see why the Dept of Health / NICE etc is'nt embracing the opportunity, investing in some development and producing a product that IS regulated and safe - as an alternative to being able to continue to buy tobacco which IS regulated by our Government and clearly UNSAFE.

Posted date

12 February, 2014

Posted time

12:39 pm