A group of eminent scientist and health policy advisors from across the globe have collaborated on an article assessing e liquid published in the Lancet.

Asking the question – Should e-cigarettes be regulated as a medicinal device?

They one by one examine the premise for medicalisation, and on each and every point they fundamentally disagree with it.


“Initial reactions to ECs focused on potential risks. Increasingly though, commentators are pointing out that there is little indication of harm, whereas the potential benefits are substantial. Research into switching from cigarettes to snus (Swedish smokeless tobacco), and into long-term use of nicotine-replacement treatments (NRTs), shows that, except in pregnancy, nicotine intake from a non-smoked source is associated with low or no health risks. The chemicals that make cigarettes dangerous are either absent in ECs or present only in trace concentrations.”

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