EuroScientist interview: The view of Italian tobacco expert, Riccardo Polosa, on e-cigs policy.

Friday, 24 October 2014  |  John

'As a scientist and expert on alternative methods for smoking cessation, I believe the e-cigarette is the most promising tool to assist smokers to quit or reduce smoking. Besides many clinical studies and research surveys, our daily personal experience in a busy smoking cessation center indicates that e-cigarettes are more efficient than nicotine replacement therapies (NRTs) and other antismoking drugs. We believe that the reason for their success is that for many smokers the e-cigarettes—which also replace many of the rituals associated with smoking—appears to facilitate a change in behaviour: from smoking to vaping. For smokers, switching from combustible tobacco products to much less harmful nicotine vaporisers is one of the best health investments.'

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