Electronic Cigarettes

Health written question – answered on 8th September 2014.

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Photo of David Davies David Davies Chair, Welsh Affairs Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will estimate potential savings to the NHS from more widespread use of e-cigarettes.

Photo of Jane Ellison Jane Ellison The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

There is not yet enough evidence on the impact of e-cigarettes on tobacco smoking to make an estimate of their impact on national health service costs. Some research suggests they have the potential to reduce the harms of smoking by supporting attempts to quit, and while e-cigarettes are not risk free, they carry a lower risk to health than tobacco smoking.

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