Why the rules should not be relaxed for e-cigarettes to encourage people to stop smokingBMJ 2019; 364 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l555 (Published 07 February 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;364:l555
- Michael Craig Watson, associate professor in public health1,
- John Lloyd, honorary vice president2
- 1University of Nottingham, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham NG7 2HA, UK
- 2Institute of Health Promotion and Education, Welwyn AL6 0UD, UK
The House of Commons Science and Technology Committee report on e-cigarettes is well worth reading.12 The 98 pieces of published written evidence have been produced by a range of people and organisations, including multinational tobacco companies, vaping organisations, and public health groups.
We are concerned that the report repeats Public Health England’s claim that e-cigarettes are 95% less …