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US health group backs e-cigs too

/ 07:22 AM March 11, 2018

Vapers in the Philippines lauded the latest statement of the American Cancer Society (ACS) declaring the group’s cautious support for e-cigarettes as a tool to help individuals quit smoking tobacco.

“These individuals should be encouraged to switch to the least harmful form of tobacco product possible,” said the ACS in a paper.

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“Switching to the exclusive use of e-cigarettes is preferable to continuing to smoke combustible products,” it said.

Although it warned that the health effects of long-term e-cigarette use were still unknown, ACS said currently available evidence showed that using current generation e-cigarettes was less harmful than smoking tobacco.

At least 98 percent of all tobacco-related deaths in the United States were caused by cigarette smoking, ACS said.

Joey Dulay, president of the Philippine E-Cigarette Industry Association, hailed the ACS position.

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