Another strive forward for the UK as Britain’s Health Secretary Sajid Javid is expected to recommend the official promotion of vaping products as smoking cessation tools.
As part of the drive to create a “smoke free” England by 2030, a review commissioned by the Department of Health is expected to recommend promoting e-cigarettes as less harmful alternatives for existing smokers, when it releases its report later this month.
Javed Khan was appointed by Health Secretary Sajid Javid to lead the inquiry in February.
“In my review I have considered a range of critical interventions that will make the most difference. For example, I’ve looked at the promotion of vaping as a less harmful alternative; a greater role for the NHS in ending smoking and the need to tackle illicit tobacco sales,” said Khan in response to his appointment.
“Tobacco is the single largest cause of preventable illness and death, with a quarter of deaths from all cancers estimated to be from smoking in 2019.
Diane Caruana – VapingPost – 2022-05-10.