The irresponsible promotion of e-cigarettes and Swaptober

Flint, Stuart W. and Jones, Arwel (2018) The irresponsible promotion of e-cigarettes and Swaptober. Lancet Respiratory Medicine, 6 (1). e3-e4. ISSN 2213-2600

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The House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee have launched an inquiry into e-cigarette impact, implications, and regulation.1 National guidance for improving health should be evidence based, with a complete understanding of what is disseminated and encouraged. However, despite substantial gaps in research, e-cigarettes are promoted as part of smoking cessation efforts, including in the Public Health England (PHE) campaign, One You. Should the suggestion of e-cigarettes as a lesser evil be promoted when evidence of their long-term effect is insufficient?

Keywords:E-cigarettes, Smoking cessation, Public health
Subjects:A Medicine and Dentistry > A300 Clinical Medicine
Divisions:College of Social Science > Lincoln Institute of Health
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ID Code:30046
Deposited On:19 Feb 2018 10:56

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