Researchers Declare Against WHO's Decision

"You have to be a bit crazy to carry on smoking conventional cigarettes when there are e-cigarettes available"


This quote sets the tone of the news that came out today, last week the World Health Organisation (WHO) published a report that stated that e-cigarettes should be treated like cigarettes, that is banned from all public places and indoor areas. We have already talked about why this makes no sense, as the vapour that an e-cigarette releases is hundreds of times less dangerous then a cigarette. It is great to hear then that this has been confirmed by a group of researchers from the University College London (UCL).


In the report they state that the WHO report is "misleading" and that this ban could hurt many more people then it could ever save. One of the statistics they have reported is that if there was a mass switch to e-cigarettes from cigarettes Britain alone would save 50,000 people every year.


They went on to address one of the main worries for WHO and other organisations, that is if e-cigarettes are a gateway drug and if it will draw people into smoking. The team from UCL looked at the statistics from the Toolkit survey (a monthly survey on smokers) which shows that less than 1% of the people using e-cigarettes were non-smokers before.


One of the lead researchers, Prof Peter Hajek, even called the e-cigarette "revolutionary" and though he thought more testing needed to be done (a sentiment that many e-cigarette users would agree with) he has been quoted saying that the e-cigarette has the ability to save thousands of people every year.
He goes on to liken the WHO report as someone telling Britain to stop using mobile phones, as 1 in 10 million mobile phone batteries could explode. The risks against the benefits are so different that to focus on the small risks is narrow sighted to the point of absurdity.


The final note of approval though came from a sometime dissenter of e- cigarette, Prof John Ashton, president of the Faculty of Public Health. He has said that e- cigarette could lead to more people smoking, yet even he is against the ban WHO is suggesting.


Ici à SMOKO then we are all for testing of e- cigarette, because as of this moment every time scientists or researchers look into e-cigarettes we find out more, which is vital for the growth of the industry and to prove once and for all that the e-cigarette is the best way forward.


So if you want to make the switch today come and have a look at our E cigarette starter kits and our amazing flavours.


Check out the full article at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-29061169


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