E-cigarettes are a “gateway from smoking,” RCP concludesBMJ 2016; 353 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i2392 (Published 28 April 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i2392
- Ingrid Torjesen
Smokers should be actively encouraged to swap their tobacco cigarettes for electronic cigarettes because “vaping” is much safer than smoking and is likely to benefit UK public health, a report from the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) says.1
Since e-cigarettes became available in the United Kingdom in 2007 their use has been surrounded in controversy. The 206 page report, Nicotine without Smoke: Tobacco Harm Reduction, examined evidence on the science, public policy, regulation, and ethics surrounding e-cigarettes.
The report concluded that the use of e-cigarettes is likely to lead to attempts to quit that would not otherwise have …