There is a row developing over e-cigarettes. Some people are extolling their virtues whilst others are calling for a precautionary clamp down. The World Health Organization (WHO) recently published two reports calling for further regulation and the banning of e-cigarette use indoors. Experts critiqued the evidence behind the claims in a report published in the journal Addiction.
The authors of the paper came to the Science Media Centre to discuss:
Prof Peter Hajek, Director of the Tobacco Dependence Research Unit at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary, University of London
Prof Ann McNeill, Professor of Tobacco Addiction, National Addiction Centre, King’s College London’s Institute of Psychiatry
Dr Hayden McRobbie, Reader in Public Health Interventions, Queen Mary, University of London
Prof Robert West, Editor-in-Chief of Addiction and Director of Tobacco Research at UCL