Taking action on smoking and health
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Electronic cigarettes (also known as e-cigarettes, nicotine delivery devices or nicotine vaping products) are battery-powered devices that heat a liquid often containing nicotine and flavourings into an inhalable form. ASH Scotland has produced a briefing on these devices.
ASH Scotland does not take a simplistic view either “for” or “against” electronic cigarettes. Our interest is in helping people improve their health by reducing the enormous harm caused by tobacco use. Our approach to electronic cigarettes will be guided by that principle.
To that end, we worked with NHS Health Scotland and other organisations to develop a consensus statement on e-cigarettes released in September 2017. This statement reflects the widespread agreement based on the current evidence that vaping e-cigarettes is definitely less harmful than smoking tobacco.
Action on Smoking & Health (Scotland) (ASH Scotland) is a registered Scottish charity (SC 010412) and a company limited by guarantee(Scottish company no 141711). The registered office is 8 Frederick Street, Edinburgh EH2 2HB.
ASH Scotland acknowledges with thanks the support of the British Heart Foundation and the Scottish Government in developing our website.