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Tencent reported: compared with traditional cigarettes, the harm can be reduced by 95%


Electronic cigarette public number: According to Tencent Technology reported that at present, the development of electronic cigarettes has taken a huge step forward, and now need to further enhance the public's acceptance. According to a new report released by the PHH (Public Health for the UK) sponsored by the UK Ministry of Health, it has been concluded that the harm caused by the new type of electronic cigarette is as much as 95% lower than that of conventional cigarettes. In addition, e-cigarettes have the potential to help people quit smoking entirely and may even have some therapeutic effect by incorporating the drug ingredients into them. "Electronic cigarettes have the potential to change the public health industry, especially reducing smokers and being exposed to secondhand smoke," said Ann McNeill, a professor at King's College London.

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According to the latest research, nearly half (44.8%) of Britons still do not know that e-cigarettes are far less harmful than traditional tobacco. In fact, many people still think that the harm caused by electronic cigarettes is actually the same as that of traditional cigarettes, and the proportion of people holding such erroneous views is still on the rise. From 8.1% in 2013 to 22.1% in 2015. PHE said that e-cigarettes are not completely harmless options, but can significantly reduce the harm, at the same time to help smokers finally give up the habit of smoking.

"Smoking cessation services around the world should greatly promote the benefits of electronic cigarettes and ultimately allow smokers to completely quit smoking," said Kevin Fenton, head of health and welfare at PHE.

Britain will begin legislation in October this year to prohibit the purchase of e-cigarettes by citizens under the age of 18 because of the uncertainty about the effects of e-cigarettes on the long-term health of adolescents. Although e-cigarettes still need to be popularized at present, it is believed that with the continuous improvement of technology, the current situation and the problems encountered in e-cigarettes will be gradually solved.

Source: Tencent

Compile: Zhang Xiumei