Following the report of the World Health Organization presenting the vape as " unquestionably harmful ", many health specialists have gone to the crenel to refute the words of the dispatch of AFP taken by many media. Among them, Jacques Le Houezec, a scientist and a tobacco expert who spoke with our colleagues on the site « Aufeminin.com". recalling in passing qu'atWith tobacco, we know the risk, it is a smoker out of two who will die of his smoking. "
If the World Health Organization warns against "current and actual threat"What is the misinformation conveyed by the tobacco industry about e-cigarettes, Jacques Le Houezec is rebuked the recovery by several media of the remarks of an AFP dispatch on the report 2019 tobacco denouncing the " undeniable harm Of the electronic cigarette,
« These waves of misinformation based on fake news increase the number of people who will be suspicious vis-à-vis the vaper". Faced with criticism about this device, appeared on the market in the mid-2000 years, the nuance scientist, « We do not say that the electronic cigarette is safe, we should not fall into the opposite effect, but we talk about reducing the risk there ... With tobacco, we know the risk is a smoker in two who will die of his smoking. Now, when we analyze the emissions of the vaping machine, we are on something that is miles away from cigarette smoke. An 2015 report shows that we are at least at 95% or more of risk reduction", Says the tobacco expert.
« With vaping we have something that is infinitely less dangerous than cigarettes - Jacques Le Houezec
« We have the impression of a rearguard, because the vaper disturbs since it allows to stop smoking in pleasure. This is what really annoys people is that this is the first time in the history of stopping smoking that we can stop in pleasure« , continues Jacques Le Houezec, who considers that the "vape '" is a " extraordinary tool to get smokers out of smoking". " The problem is that stopping smoking is the last area in addictions where risk reduction is not taken into account. And yet, this is mentioned in the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control"He continues.
« Antibiotics are also harmful, in the true sense of the word, and that does not stop us from using them because it saves livescontinues the specialist, the risks, in the case of the vaper, are the risks that remain of past smoking especially. With the electronic cigarette, the risk rate is so low that I am convinced that we will never be able to demonstrate its harmfulness«, He said. « There is something that is infinitely less dangerous than cigarettes", Concludes the tobacco expert who, in case of heavy dependence, also advocates combining vaping and nicotine substitutes.