Do English Public Health really want to ban vaping in public places?

1 May

The short answer is Yes, they do, unless they make the profits from it.

Save e-cigs

In the week that we saw news of a trebling in the number of e-cigarette users across the UK, it is deeply worrying that Public Health England are considering a ban on the use on e-cigarettes in public places.

See this article here:

There are now 2.1 million e-cigarette users in the UK who are all smoking fewer or no cigarettes as a result. This should be a cause for celebration, not concern!

We know from research published by ASH that e-cigarettes do not act as gateway to smoking. Research by Professor Robert West of University College London found no evidence that e-cigarettes re-normalised smoking, and a major scientific study undertaken by Dr Konstantinos Farsalinos and Professor Riccardo Polosa concluded that the “effects of e-cigarette use on by standers are minimal compared with conventional cigarettes.”

Professor Peter Hajek of Queen Mary University London and the NHS have both made clear…

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