• Question: Does your research include E-cigarettes? If so are they better than normal cigarettes?

    Asked by bilbo to Gem on 19 Jun 2017.
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      Gemma Taylor answered on 19 Jun 2017:

      I am interested in e-cigs, and we will be offering people e-cigs to help them quit smoking tobacco in my research. The current evidence shows that e-cigarettes are much less harmful than tobacco, but until we have a long-term study we won’t know for sure. I do not recommend using e-cigs if you’re a non-smoker, and I would only recommend e-cigs if you’ve not been able to quit smoking with the help of your GP.