Many experts think e-cigarettes (nicotine vaping products) are a lower-risk alternative to smoking.
LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s drug regulators have given the go-ahead for a British American Tobacco electronic-cigarette vaping device. Most noteworthy, it is to be sold as a quit smoking medicine. In addition, it’s the first product to be given a drug license in the UK. Experts think e-cigarettes and nicotine products like them are a great alternative to smoking.
The Decision to Licence e-Voke Nicotine Products:
The decision to license BAT’s e-Voke nicotine product means it can now be prescribed to smokers. This alternative to smoking is by the state-funded National Health Service for patients trying to give up smoking. We are finding out about the true benefits of e-cigarettes. Furthermore 18000 people quit smoking tobacco in the U.K. just last year. Nicotine containing products are a smart alternative to smoking. Vapor smoke is vapor not smoke that produces tar.
Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency said this in a statement. We want to ensure licensed nicotine containing products have appropriate standards of safety. Quality and efficacy of e-cigarettes which make medicinal claims are available to help reduce the harms from smoking. We are finally seeing nicotine containing products accepted as an alternative to smoking.
Vapor Smoke is Much Safer Than Tobacco:
The statement said the e-Voke license was granted recently. To be honest, I say better late than never. The fact that experts think e-cigarette vapor smoke is much safer than tobacco should suffice. Many experts think e-cigarettes are a lower risk alternative to smoking. E-cigs heat nicotine-laced liquid into an inhalable vapor. Due to the fact they are relatively new products, there is little long-term evidence on their safety.
Public Health England, government’s public health agency has a positive outlook on nicotine containing products. As a result it considers e-cigarettes to be at least 95 percent safer than tobacco cigarettes. Tobacco cigarettes cause lung cancer and many other diseases. Cigarettes kill half of all those who smoke them. My buddy smokes cigarettes. He smokes 2 packs a day and had half his tongue removed. Therefore anyone that smokes could be pushing their luck.
BAT said in a statement on its website it is currently evaluating plans to commercialize e-Voke. Cartridges containing pharmaceutical grade nicotine are part of the plan.
More than 2 million adults use e-cigarettes in Britain. Most noteworthy, a third of who are ex-smokers and two-thirds current smokers. This was according to the charity Action on Smoking and Health.