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Letters Protecting children from harms of vaping

Vaping and protecting children: time for a rethink

BMJ 2023; 380 doi: (Published 07 February 2023) Cite this as: BMJ 2023;380:p293
  1. Michael Craig Watson, trustee,
  2. John Lloyd, honorary vice president
  1. Institute of Health Promotion and Education, Altrincham, UK
  1. mcwatson100{at}

Macleod and colleagues raise serious concerns about vaping and children including known and potential harms, and cynical marketing strategies.1 Within the UK vaping is a neglected public health challenge that needs further research and debate.

We have previously raised our concern about Public Health England’s claim that e-cigarettes are 95% less harmful than conventional …

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