E-cigarette bans highlight public health divide between US and UK researchers


New York is joining 10 other states banning indoor vaping, reflecting a US focus on the harm of e-cigs, rather than their ability to help people quit cigarettes.

New York will become the 11th US state to ban e-cigarettes indoors next month, after Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill to prohibit vaping in workplaces, bars and restaurants.

By contrast, the UK agency Public Health England announced that e-cigarettes could be “95% less harmful than tobacco” – although the British health journal the Lancet later criticized this stance as “the opinions of a small group of individuals with no pre-specified expertise in tobacco control … based on an almost total absence of evidence of harm”.

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