US health group backs e-cigs too
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.
“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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