The Royal College of Physicians is backing e-cigarettes as a safer alternative to smoking. Small studies suggest they help smokers quit the real thing and the surge in growth of e-cigarettes is upsetting the big tobacco companies with their sales of traditional cigarettes falling 8% last year.
Public Health England (PHE) believe that based on the evidence e-cigarettes have the potential to make a significant contribution to the endgame of tobacco. "The current best estimate is that e-cigarette use is around 95% less harmful to health than smoking."
An article published in www.eCigaretteResearch.com on 11 February 2014 by Dr Farsalinos announces that a worldwide survey on the characteristics, side effects and benefits of electronic cigarette use has been submitted for publication in a peer-reviewed medical journal.