Harm Reduction News

Blog, Healthcare & Welfare, Les Routledge

A Lancet study finds e-cigarettes appear to cut consumption of smokers.

After six months, however, the 57% of e-cigarette users had halved the number of cigarettes smoked each day compared with 41% in those using patches.

I find it strange that some people want to ban the use of e-cigs in public.  Do they also object to the use of a patch, gum or other delivery devices?

Perhaps it is time to look at e-cigarettes as playing a role in harm reduction.

“We have to logically look at these things,” said Sweanor, who does not accept funds from e-cigarette companies. “The bottom line is that for anyone who truly cares about reducing … death and disease, they have to be pragmatic rather than dogmatic.”