|Titre :||E-cigarettes: the best and the worst case scenarios for public health - an essay by Simon Chapman (2014)|
|Auteurs :||S. CHAPMAN|
|Type de document :||Article : Périodique|
|Dans :||British Medical Journal (Vol.349, n°7974, 13 September 2014)|
|Article en page(s) :||g5512|
|Discipline :||SAN (Santé publique / Public health)|
Thésaurus TOXIBASECIGARETTE ELECTRONIQUE ; SANTE PUBLIQUE ; BENEFICE ; INDUSTRIE DU TABAC ; SEVRAGE ; REDUCTION DE CONSOMMATION ; FACTEUR DE RISQUE
Considerable energy is going into envisioning the likely benefits and harms of the proliferation of e-cigarettes, the use of which is growing exponentially in some countries. Simon Chapman reflects on two possible long term patterns of use and argues that we must not repeat the mistakes with the way in which tobacco was sold and marketed.
The World Health Organization's recent report on electronic nicotine delivery systems repeatedly notes the poverty of evidence to guide policy. It recommends that governments regulate the products, their promotion, and where they can be used in public as well as supporting research into their safety and efficacy in smoking cessation. The report is due for consideration at the sixth conference of the parties to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, which will be held on 13-18 October 2014 in Moscow.
In this essay, I consider the best and worst case scenarios for e-cigarettes; claims that they assist in smoking cessation and their value if users continue to smoke; and, finally, the tobacco industry's interests in these products. [Extract]
|Domaine :||Tabac / Tobacco|
|Refs biblio. :||21|
|Affiliation :||School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Australia|