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expert reaction to report on adult smoking habits

A report published by the ONS looks at adult smoking habits in 2022, including cigarette and e-cigarette usage.


Prof Peter Hajek, Professor of Clinical Psychology and Director of the Health and Lifestyle Research Unit, Queen Mary University of London, said:

“This is good news and it puts to rest the often repeated concern that use of e-cigarettes promotes smoking.

“E-cigarettes are not only helping smokers quit, they also deflect potential smokers away from cigarettes.

“Low-risk nicotine products are the best tool we ever had for getting finally rid of smoking-related cancers, heart and lung disease.”



Declared interests

Prof Peter Hajek: No conflict of interest.

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