UK approves e-cigarettes as healthier alternative


In August 2015, Public Health England (PHE) said – in what was seen at the time as a landmark statement – that vaping was safer than smoking and could lead to the demise of the traditional cigarette.

The health body said e-cigarettes were about 95 percent less harmful than tobacco cigarettes.

It also said e-cigarettes “have the potential to make a significant contribution to the endgame for tobacco”.