E-CIGARETTES COULD BECOME ‘LIFESTYLE CHOICE’ BEFORE LONG-TERM EFFECTS REALISED, HEALTH EXPERT WARNS

People who smoke e-cigarettes could be at risk of adopting the products as “long-term, lifestyle choices” due to the way they’re marketed, a health expert has warned.

Smoking e-cigarettes, otherwise known as “vaping”, has been acknowledged as being far safer for your health than smoking real cigarettes.

In February last year, a study conducted by University College London and funded by Cancer Research UK found that individuals who used e-cigarettes were found to have far fewer toxins and cancer-causing substances in their bodies after a period of six months.

owever, the dangers of smoking e-cigarettes for a long time have yet to be explored, as the product was only developed in recent times.

Professor Gillian Leng, deputy chief executive at NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) expressed her concerns while addressing MPs at the Science and Technology Committee yesterday.

“Evidence suggests that e-cigarettes are substantially less harmful to health than smoking but are not risk-free and that the evidence is still developing, including the evidence on long-term health impact,” she said.

E-cigarettes have been proven as an effective method of quitting smoking, a benefit that Professor Leng highlighted.

Read more at https://www.independent.co.uk 

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