The Fivape Interprofessional Federation of Vape welcomes the publication today the report on the electronic cigarette of Public Health England (PHE), dependent agency of the UK Department of Health (Department of Health). This publication marks a turning point in the perception of vape in the U.K. and around the world.
“95% less dangerous than smoking ‘
Commissioned by the British Government, the report says, down countless attempts at manipulation, the e-cigarette is 95% less harmful than tobacco. A return to the wholesome and health reality, while many smokers were misled by the idea that vape could be equally or more dangerous than tobacco products.
Absence gateway to smoking
The UK is a pioneer in the fight against smoking: the rate of smokers is 20% in Britain, 34% against and 78 000 deaths in France. This report highlights, evidence and scientific studies to support that the vape is the best way to drastically reduce the number of victims of tobacco. Yes allows the electronic cigarette to quit smoking, it should be encouraged and can not be compared to tobacco products, it is not a gateway to tobacco but the reverse.
In France, the ostrich policy: until when?
Recognizing “one of the greatest public health debates of recent years” and the need for further research, the Public Health England conducted its work according to a methodology faithful to its motto: “Protecting and Improving the nation’s health.” Or the inverse of the guidelines adopted in France to date, where the vape is still considered a threat, despite the accumulation of tobacco deaths. How much time and lives lost before the French government go to the obvious?
The Fivape, especially the report of Public Health England, challenge the government of Manuel Valls, the Ministry of Health and health authorities and all organizations and policies against smoking in our country. While anti-vape measures contained in the Law of Health are in the Senate agenda in September, the French parliamentarians must urgently enter the UK report.
Fivape, Interprofessional Federation of Vape, brings together independent professionals of the e-cigarette and e-liquid in France. Organized in four Secretariats: Manufacturers, Distributors Relations with users, Europe and International, Fivape acts in favor of business and expertise of vaping. The missions of the federation is to unite, represent, form, standardize and defend free vape. The federation and its members sign a declaration of independence from the tobacco multinationals.