These findings go in line with several studies carried out in the UK where vaping products have been fully endorsed for smoking cessation.

Thanks to the advent of the devices, the UK is currently reporting the lowest number of smokers since the 70’s, and is now boasting the second-lowest smoking rates in Europe after Sweden. In fact an observational study by the University College London also published in BMJ last September opposed concerns that vaping undermines smokers’ effort to quit.

While the US insists on regulating vaping products as their deadly counterparts, studies keep emerging indicating the importance of regulating the products as safer alternatives and smoking cessation tools. With public health in mind, this is the perspective that should be informing policy.