Medical & Research
Tobacco Harm Reduction - Medical & Research
The use of electronic cigarettes, or vaping, is the most common and recognised form of THR in Australia. Although we will cover Snus and Heat not Burn, the vast majority of content will focus on vaping.
At times, the general public is presented with an overly cautious sentiment; both in terms of vaping’s viability, and the exposure of e-cigarettes to children. The consequences, whether intentional or not, place uncertainty among those smokers desperate to find a viable cessation method.
Here, we look at the latest research and developments from reputable members of the medical industry.
With respect to respiratory infections and pneumonia, a recent study shows that switching from smoking to vaping offers substantial benefits.
A study in Tobacco Control identified a very low cancer risk from e-cigarettes compared to tobacco cigarettes.
The UK Royal College of Physicians has released a ground-breaking report stating that vaping is 95% safer than smoking.
Dr Mendelsohn explains that electronic cigarettes are more likely to divert teenagers away from smoking.