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Electronic Cigarettes

Department of Health written question – answered on 16th February 2017.

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Photo of Lord Blencathra Lord Blencathra Conservative

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the UCL report Nicotine, Carcinogen, and Toxin Exposure in Long-Term E-Cigarette and Nicotine Replacement Therapy Users: A Cross-sectional Study which found that people who switch to vaping have 97.5 per cent lower levels of NNA in their system, whether they will encourage people to switch from smoking cigarettes to vaping.

Photo of Lord Blencathra Lord Blencathra Conservative

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the finding in the UCL report Nicotine, Carcinogen, and Toxin Exposure in Long-Term E-Cigarette and Nicotine Replacement Therapy Users: A Cross-sectional Study that vaping is much safer than smoking cigarettes and can help people switch from cigarette smoking.

Photo of Lord O'Shaughnessy Lord O'Shaughnessy The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health, Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip)

The Government has been and continues to be clear that vaping is substantially less harmful than continuing to smoke, and that the best thing a smoker can do for their heath is to stop smoking completely. This study supports the Government’s policy approach, demonstrating that to reduce exposure to harmful chemicals significantly, those smokers who chose to vape should substitute smoking with vaping entirely.

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