UKVIA responds to Telegraph article on cancer

In response to the Telegraph article: Failing to warn about teen cancer risk from vaping is ‘unforgivable’ – says surgeon

 

UKVIA issued the response:

“Our view is that warnings such as these should be backed up by clinical evidence rather than scaremongering without any substance, potentially discouraging smokers from switching to vaping.  An evidence review undertaken by Public Health England shows that vaping is 95% less harmful than smoking. Vaping is also supported by Cancer Research UK because of the reduced harm it represents compared to smoking. If there were to be published and peer reviewed evidence about Vaping’s longer term effects by Prof Mokbel or anyone else, we would of course welcome the contribution it makes to our broader understanding.”