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Scientists and health officials at war over safety of e-cigarettes

LNM Radio Network

LNM Radio Network

A report by Public Health England which advised smokers to begin vaping was flawed and not based on reliable evidence, health experts have warned

A row has broken out between public health officials and scientists over whether e-cigarettes are safe.

In August, Public Health England issued a report concluding that e-cigarettes were 95 per cent less harmful than conventional tobacco and urged Britain’s eight million smokers to start vaping.

But health experts from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the University of Liverpool claim evidence used in the report was flawed, based on inconclusive evidence which was tainted by vested interests.