Letters Divisiveness of e-cigarettes

Author’s reply to Brown

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h3865 (Published 23 July 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h3865
  1. Jonathan Gornall, journalist1
  1. 1Suffolk, UK
  1. jgornall{at}mac.com

As Brown notes, my article was not intended to be an exhaustive review of opposing positions on e-cigarettes.1 Rather, I wanted to show the divided nature of the debate, and the fact that evidence for and against e-cigarettes is contradictory and—clearly—controversial. Thus Brown dismisses studies cited as credible evidence by other equally respected scientists, who fear that e-cigarettes are a Trojan horse for the tobacco industry.

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