It’s time to stop vilifying vaping. The scientific evidence is mounting that:
- E-cigarettes are not a gateway drug that entice young people to take up smoking;
- Vapour devices are at least as effective as other nicotine replacements products such as patches and gum in helping smokers quit;
- Vapour from e-cigarettes contains significantly fewer toxins than smoke from tobacco cigarettes;
- Second-hand exposure to vapour is far less harmful than exposure to second-hand smoke.
“The public has been misled about the risks of e-cigarettes,” says Tim Stockwell, director of the Centre for Addiction Research of B.C. at the University of Victoria.
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