Do You Recommend e-Cigarettes to Patients?

Tim Locke


November 08, 2019

Around 3.2 million people in the UK use e-cigarettes, according to the Office for National Statistics.

Vaping may help smokers quit tobacco, and Public Health England (PHE) has said that "e-cigarette use is around 95% less harmful to health than smoking". However, the long-term safety of e-cigarettes isn’t yet known.

There are concerning trends with vaping deaths on the increase in the US, leading the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to issue a statement saying they are not safe for "youth, young adults, pregnant women, or adults who do not currently use tobacco products".

There were 74 UK yellow card adverse reports associated with nicotine-containing e-cigarettes between the start of 2014 and the 11th September this year, according to data from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).

We'd like to know your views on vaping in this Medscape UK clinical insights poll.

Thank you for your time answering these questions. Please give any further thoughts in the comments section.


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