As early as 2015, the Public Health England (PHE) published a scientific research report on e-cigarettes on its official website, saying that e-cigarettes reduced the harm of traditional tobacco by 95%. In 2016, the PHE and 13 public health organizations jointly issued a statement, agreeing that the health risk of e-cigarettes is less than cigarettes.
Not only that, the UK has even incorporated e-cigarettes into its health insurance system to encourage doctors to sell them to smokers as a better and safer way to replace cigarettes.
According to a report published on the UK government website (gov.uk) from the UK Ministry of PHE, the risk of cancer among vapers is significantly reduced by reducing more than 70 known carcinogenic ingredients in traditional cigarettes – the potential risk of cancer among vapers is less than 0.5% of that of traditional smokers.
According to Oxford University Scholars, in 2005, one fifth of UK deaths and a considerable part of disability were related to smoking, 27% of male and about 10% of female deaths were caused by smoking. The country’s related health expenditure is up to £ 5 billion, equivalent to 5.5% of the cost of the UK’s free health system in 2005-2006.
To this end, the British government has been sparing no effort to control smoking. In order to prevent young people from smoking, they implemented a law in 2017, which completely eliminated the differentiated packaging specially used by cigarette manufacturers to publicize products, and more than 65% of the box area must be covered by text warnings and pathological pictures, emphasizing the negative impact of smoking on health.
Deborah Robson, a senior researcher of tobacco addiction postdoctoral program at King’s College London, called in an interview: “e-cigarettes have been effectively implemented in the UK and will benefit the world if they are promoted to the world. No one can stop this trend. “