A new study from Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) reveals of that roughly 3 million users of e-cigarettes in the United Kingdom, more than half have given up tobacco entirely.
Researchers say the results prove vaping is a tremendous benefit to public health, reducing risks to the individual and eliminating second hand smoke.
Despite the encouraging progress in the U.K., where the government promotes the use of e-cigarettes as a harm reduction tool, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration continue their efforts to tax and regulate vaping like cigarettes.
The Brits may have the right idea. “The vast majority of scientific studies in fact point to substantial harm reduction benefits of these products compared to combustible cigarettes,” Patricia Kovacevic, general counsel and chief compliance officer of Nicopure Labs LLC, told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “A comprehensive review of all the science to date point to immense benefits to the individual and to the community.”