I am a big supporter of a full enquiry into e-cigarettes. People assume they are safer than smoking but is that really the case?
They are becoming more and more popular, not just as an aid to quitting smoking, but in their own right. It is so important that we understand what we are putting in our bodies so that we can make an informed decision.
New draft guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) does not list e-cigarettes as a recommendation to help people quit either. But it does say patients should be told some smokers have found them helpful when they want to give up. NICE advises that patients should be told that there "is currently little evidence on the long-term benefits or harms of these products". The cross-party group of MPs has asked for written evidence to be submitted by 8 December.