The European Respiratory Society calls for policymakers and public healthWebmaster TRC
The European Respiratory Society calls for policymakers and public health bodies to reject electronic and heat-not-burn cigarettes as harm reduction products. “In a May 29th statement published by the European Respiratory Society (ERS) Tobacco Control Committee, an international coalition of respiratory doctors and scientists have warned that tobacco harm reduction strategies which support the use of alternative nicotine delivery products
for smoking cessation are not effective and are based upon incorrect assumptions and undocumented claims.
They say there is a lack of proof to support claims that nicotine delivery devices such as e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products help people to quit smoking for good, and say that there is mounting evidence that their use is harmful to health.
As a result, they are calling for policymakers and public health bodies to reconsider programs that support the use of e-cigs and heated tobacco products, and say they cannot recommend tobacco harm reduction as a population-based strategy.”