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Public Health England should stop promoting electronic cigarettes and vaping

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Public Health England (PHE) must stop promoting vaping as an alternative option to cigarettes, suggesting that is 95% safer than smoking, and instead respond to the actual health emergency in young people. Vaping and smoking are both much more dangerous than abstinence, which should be the message from all responsible bodies. This is the key message in a recent paper from a number of eminent paediatric respiratory physicians based in UK. Bush A et al [Lancet Resp Med 2020;8(3):231–233. https://doi.org/10.1016/S2213-2600(19)30468-0] have reviewed the recent evidence surrounding the use of electronic cigarettes and the practice of vaping. The …

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