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E-cigarettes should be offered to smokers, say doctors
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Smokers should be offered and encouraged to use e-cigarettes to help them quit, says a leading medical body.

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The UK's Royal College of Physicians says there is resounding evidence that e-cigarettes are "much safer" than smoking and aid quitting.
With the right checks and measures, vaping could improve the lives of millions of people, it says in a new, 200-page report.
It says fears that e-cigarettes are a gateway to smoking are unfounded.
But, by and large, people who want to use electronic cigarettes will still need to buy them rather than get them on the NHS.

UK doctors can only prescribe e-cigarettes if they have been licensed as a "quit smoking aid" - something that requires strict regulation.
Few manufacturers go down this route and instead sell products to satisfy users' desire for nicotine without the harmful chemicals produced by tobacco.

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Sales of e-cigarettes have been rising steadily since the first went on sale in 2007 in the UK.
Since 2012, they have replaced nicotine patches and gum to become the most popular choice of smoking cessation aid in England.
Around one in 20 adults in England uses e-cigarettes, and nearly all of these are ex-smokers or current smokers who are trying to cut down or quit.
E-cigarettes have remained controversial and this year ministers in Wales attempted to ban them from public places.
The Royal College of Physicians says smokers who use e-cigarettes or prescribed medications - with support from their doctor - are more likely to quit permanently.

"The best thing anyone can do if they want to quit smoking is talk to their GP: there's solid evidence that NHS quit-smoking services help people kick the habit for good."
But Prof John Britton, who co-authored the RCP report, says e-cigarettes are extremely positive for public health and should be "encouraged and endorsed".
He said: "The public need to be reassured this is not a new nicotine epidemic in the making. E-cigarettes have very little downside and a lot of potential benefit."
According to Public Health England, smokers should consider using e-cigarettes alongside NHS quit-smoking services.
Around a third of UK smokers try to quit each year, but only one in every six of those succeeds.


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It's unbelievable to me that doctors are outright saying that vaping is substantially better than cigarettes, yet our "trusted" FDA is doing everything they can to limit, restrict, and hinder this wonderful new technology. It's all about money! UGH!!!
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the sad part is the FDA approves many drugs that have worse side effects then what the drug treats. so they don't care if Vaping is a better way to quit smoking, they care more about how much they can make.
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FDA: Protecting and Promoting Your Health
cough cough
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