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Professor: No Doubt Electronic Cigarettes Safer than Cigarettes
Date:12/28/2009

An expert in Tobacco Harm Reduction argues that e-cigarettes carry around one percent of the risk of electronic cigarettes and that attacks on them are due to politics, not science.

(PRWEB) December 28, 2009 -- In an interview with E Cigarette Direct Professor Carl Phillips, associate professor at the University of Alberta, has argued that electronic cigarettes are a valid alternative to cigarettes, stating:

"I think there's absolutely no doubt that it is a safer alternative to regular cigarettes."

He estimated that electronic cigarettes carried a risk that:

"...is probably in the order of 99 percent less harmful than smoking."

While acknowledging that an FDA study did find traces of carcinogens, he pointed out that banning items based on the quantities found would also mean the FDA would "...have to ban half the foods that are available."

The carcinogens, he explained, were also found in FDA approved smoking cessation aids, and indeed in all products that utilised nicotine from tobacco plants.

According to the professor, much criticism of the electronic cigarettes by public health was due to an all out war on tobacco. He compared it to the problem of drug use, saying that people who are utterly opposed to the use of drugs also oppose needle exchanges, despite the fact that needle exchanges could save many lives.

The Professor did have some reservations about quality, saying that there was a need for regulation of the production of electronic cigarettes.

Professor Carl Phillips, who runs the TobaccoHarmReduction.org site, is one of a number of experts in tobacco and Tobacco Harm Reduction who have come out in favour of the device. Other experts who have have spos" imgurl="http://image.bio-medicine.org/img/Professor-3A-No-Doubt-Electronic-Cigarettes-Safer-than-Cigarettes.gif" timex="12/28/2009 7:35:31 AM" dirsub="(ken out in favour of the electronic ciga...)" id="63943" index="medicine" dir="Professor: No Doubt Electronic Cigarettes Safer than Cigarettes" dir2="Professor: No Doubt Electronic Cigarettes Safer than ..." keywords1=",medicine,medical news today,latest medical news,medical newsletters,current medical news,latest medicine news" keywords="Professor:,No,Doubt,Electronic,Cigarettes,Safer,than,Cigarettes" description="ken out in favour of the electronic cigarette in a href http://www.e...Read the full story at a href http://www.prweb.com/releases/2009/12/..." url=u&"/medicine-news-1/Professor-3A-No-Doubt-Electronic-Cigarettes-Safer-than-Cigarettes-63943-2/" title="Professor%3A%20No%20Doubt%20Electronic%20Cigarettes%20Safer%20than%20Cigarettes" %> Professor: No Doubt Electronic Cigarettes Safer than ... ( An expert in...)

Professor: No Doubt Electronic Cigarettes Safer than Cigarettes
Date:12/28/2009

ken out in favour of the electronic cigarette in interviews include Dr Joel Nitzkin, Chair of the Tobacco Control Task Force for the American Association of Public Health Physicians, Professor Siegel, a specialist in preventative medicine and public health, and David Sweanor, a former advisor on tobacco control to the WHO.

To read the full interview with Professor Carl Phillips visit www.ecigarettedirect.co.uk/carl

E Cigarette Direct is the UK based online retailer of the NJOY electronic cigarette. E Cigarette Direct has a strong interest in promoting research into the electronic cigarette and tobacco harm reduction. More information on the product as well as several technical articles, interviews and information can be found on its website ecigarettedirect.co.uk.

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