Finally, a well-balanced article on E-cigarettes

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You can always count on The Guardian to inject some common sense into the British press – this article about electronic cigarettes published on the 4th June is an interesting read.

Highlights:

“E-cigarettes are probably about as safe as drinking coffee.”

“Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world,” said Mark Twain. “I know because I’ve done it thousands of times.”

“Smoking-related illnesses kill around 114,000 people a year in the UK and cost the NHS an estimated £2.7bn. If only there was a reliable, cost-effective way to help smokers quit the ‘death stick’. ”

“E-cigarettes let smokers continue the habitual act of holding a small white stick between their fingers and then inhaling a dose of nicotine. But they do so without the tar, smoke and cocktail of other harmful compound chemicals that do the vast majority of harm in a real cigarette”

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