Are e-cigarettes safe?

At The Electric Tobacconist we want to offer smokers an alternative. So a more appropriate question should be: Are electronic cigarettes safer than traditional cigarettes?

Well, we are not scientists or field experts, so we'll pass you over to some people who are, in order to answer that question:

  • "The current best estimate is that e-cigarettes are around 95% less harmful than smoking" - Public Health England
  • "The electronic cigarette is up to 1,400 times safer than the leading brand of cigarettes" - Prof. Michael Siegel, MD, Boston University
  • "If all the smokers in Britain stopped smoking cigarettes and started smoking e-cigarettes we would save 5 million deaths in people who are alive today. It's a massive potential public health prize." - Prof John Britton, Chair, Tobacco Advisory Group, Royal College of Physicians
  • "E-cigarettes are cigarette substitutes. If they can take nicotine market share from cigarettes, and that is the big question, they will improve smoker and population health." - Dr. Murray Laugesen 2009-04-30, Health New Zealand, RuyanR E-cigarette Bench-top tests, Poster 5-11, Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT) Dublin

Quotes source: World Vaping Day Website