A new literature review conducted by the Cochrane Tobacco Addiction Group in the United Kingdom found that electronic cigarettes ECs are a more effective tool for smoking cessation than nicotine gum and nicotine patches NCTs or nicotine replacement therapy. The review included 50 different studies involving 12, participants of which 26 were randomized control tests RCTs. The findings concluded that:. But are e-cigarettes less harmful than combustible tobacco? According to Dr.
Vaping: e-cigarettes safer than smoking, says Public Health England
Health Risks of E-cigarettes
Metrics details. Tobacco smoking is the leading cause of cancer, preventable death, and disability. Smoking cessation can increase life expectancy by nearly a decade if achieved in the third or fourth decades of life. Various stop smoking interventions are available including pharmacotherapies, electronic cigarettes, behavioural support, and alternative therapies.
Cigarette Smoking Reduction and Health Risks: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
Vaping is safer than smoking and could lead to the demise of the traditional cigarette, Public Health England PHE has said in the first official recognition that e-cigarettes are less damaging to health than smoking tobacco. She said they should only be used as a means to help smokers quit. This would provide assurance on the safety, quality and efficacy to consumers who want to use these products as quitting aids, especially in relation to the flavourings used, which is where we know least about any inhalation risks. No e-cigarettes have yet been licensed, unlike other nicotine-replacement therapies such as gums, lozenges and patches.