Fivape (Interprofessional Federation of Vape) reports that at the initiative of Philippe Presles, M.D., member of the scientific committee of SOS Addictions, 120 health professionals last week published a call for the reduction of tobacco risks, by taking into account the true potential of the e-cigarette.
While smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in France and Europe, the signatories of the call endorse the conclusions of the newreport from Public Health England,
dependent agency of the UK Department of Health, and agree that vaping is 95 percent less harmful than smoking.
With the help of the vaping industry, the Government of Manuel Valls must initiate a genuine policy of reducing risks of smoking.
It’s time to fight effectively against the ravages of tobacco, while the French smoking prevalence, with 34 percent of smokers, is among the highest in Europe,” Fivape said in its statement.
Presles presented the call last Wednesday at the Maison de la Chimie in Paris on the occasion of the First Encounters Vape in France, organized by Fivape and Aiduce (Independent Association the Electronic Cigarette Users), whose theme is:“The State and the anti-smoking associations: the scandal of the rejection of harm reduction.”
- Philippe Presles, SOS Addictions: 06 08 23 32 29
- Brice Lepoutre, Aiduce: 06 16 98 87 42
- Jean Moiroud, Fivape: 06 72 76 92 97
- To attend the First Love Vape in France: visit the Maison de la Chimie – 28 bis, rue Saint Dominique 75007 Paris – from 9.30.
In August the British government published a report of the Public Health England (equivalent to HAS), stating that the electronic cigarette has become the main device for smoking cessation in Britain. With this in mind and that of its quasi-safety for smokers and nonsmokers, the report recommends the promotion of e-cigarettes to the general public and the medical profession to develop its use. This strategy of risk reduction through the e-cigarette, combined with high prices for tobacco policy, showed that the U.K. adult smoking population is going down under the 18 percent mark.
Here is the English report https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/e-cigarettes-an-evidence-update.