Taking action on smoking and health
Commenting on a new report by the Science and Technology Select Committee at the House of Commons1 on the topic of e-cigarettes, ASH Scotland Chief Executive Sheila Duffy said:
“Smokers are individuals and no one quit method works for everyone. The important thing is to get free from tobacco and if you are a smoker, to find what works for you. Evidence so far indicates that e-cigarettes are less harmful than tobacco, but to gain any benefit you have to quit smoking completely.
“Any changes to e-cigarette regulation must be aimed at helping smokers to quit and preventing young people from starting on e-cigarettes or tobacco.”
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Notes for Editors
1House of Commons Science and Technology Committee. E-cigarettes, Seventh Report of Session 2017-19, August 2018. Available at: https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201719/cmselect/cmsctech/505/505.pdf
NHS Health Scotland, in collaborations with others including ASH Scotland. Consensus statement on e-cigarettes, September 2017. Available at: http://www.healthscotland.scot/media/1576/e-cigarettes-consensus-statement_sep-2017.pdf
Action on Smoking & Health (Scotland) (ASH Scotland) is an independent Scottish charity working in partnership to protect people from the harm caused by tobacco. Registered Scottish charity number SC 010412.
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