E-cigarettes safer than smoking says long-term study

New research, funded by Cancer Research UK, has found that e-cigarettes are less toxic and safer to use compared to conventional cigarettes.

The long-term study found that people who swapped smoking regular cigarettes for e-cigarettes or nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) for at least six months, had much lower levels of toxic and cancer causing substances in their body than people who continued to use conventional cigarettes.

This latest study adds to previous research by both Public Health England and the Royal College of Physicians, advocating the use of e-cigarettes as a safer alternative to smoking.

You can read the press release on Cancer Research UK website.