E-cigarettes are far safer than smoking. Cancer Research UK

Posted by DrMendelsohn on 10 October, 2017

'The evidence so far shows that e-cigarettes are far safer than smoking', according to the world's largest cancer charity, Cancer Research UK (CRUK). (link)

According to CRUK, 'Studies show that people who switch completely from tobacco to e-cigarettes are less exposed to key harmful chemicals in tobacco smoke. There are still some questions about long-term safety, as e-cigarettes haven’t been around that long, but the evidence is pointing towards them being much safer than tobacco. 

In fact, research suggests that in terms of safety, e-cigarettes are far closer to nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) – a long-established safer alternative to smoking – than they are to cigarettes.   

The important thing for your health is to stop using tobacco entirely when you make the switch from smoking.'

Smoking is also the leading cause of cancer in Australia.

The following graphic from CRUK shows the simple facts:

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