A warning from Interior Health about the unknown health risks of sheep as an alternative to cigarette smoking has been partially reprimanded by an executive agency of a tobacco company.
Sébastien Charbonneau, director of government affairs with Imperial Tobacco based on Montreal, said on the basis of the current knowledge of the research, vapen is a proven less harmful alternative to meeting your nicotine player without lighting a cigarette.
He obtained studies conducted in England and by Health Canada to support that position, realizing that sheep or e-cigarettes can play a role in the goals for reducing tobacco targets shared by many countries, including Canada. .
Charbonneau responded to remarks from the Interior Health Dispatch Coordinator, in which he said the health authority is concerned about adult exposure to adults and young people, and that the sighting of sheep does not have provincial approval as a stopping method to quit smoking.
"It is well known that the combustion factor, which generates the smoke generated by a tobacco cigarette, is much more damaging than inhaling a vapor," Charbonneau said.
However, he acknowledged that because the products for e-cigarettes are relatively new, there is a lack of long-term research to support the conclusions of the first vaping safety study on both sides of the debate.
"The health risks over a longer period remain unknown, that's for sure, because these are new products," Charbonneau said. "But that being said, there is quite a bit of credible research to indicate that vaping is less harmful to your health than smoking."
Electronic cigarettes are battery-powered devices that heat a liquid solution, which may or may not contain nicotine, to a vapor that is inhaled or vaped by the user.
The devices have grown in popularity based on the belief that they have fewer health risks than tobacco cigarettes and offer a path to eventually stop smoking.
The concerns about e-cigarettes are the toxins in the variety of juice juice on the market, many of which have added nutritional flavors that can cause other health risks that are not yet fully understood.
Interior Health has not approved e-cigarettes as a tool to quit smoking, the same position adopted by the US Food and Drug Administration. To date, testing the effectiveness of e-cigarettes for smoking cessation has yielded limited research results to change that policy in North America.
Charbonneau says that Imperial Tobacco, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the British American Tobacco, the largest listed tobacco company in the world, is part of a global $ 2.5 billion research community to find less risky product alternatives to smoking.
"Our goal is to offer consumers a choice: for adults, if they choose to smoke, we deliver that product, but for people who are looking for less risky alternatives, we feel that vaping and other related products meet those requirements. meet the demand and ultimately leave it up to the consumer to make the decisions he thinks are best for them, "Charbonneau said.
"The zero-risk approach would be to stop smoking, but for many people that is not an option, so we want to offer them other, less harmful choices."
He said that Imperial Tobacco supports marketing restrictions imposed by the federal government in relation to marketing of products for young people, labeling of product content and the need to ensure that the fodder juice containers are child-safe, such as every prescribed bottle.
"We fully agree that vapor products should only be consumed by adults," he said.
Medical news Today, an American study reported that teenagers who had used e-cigarettes had three times more toxins in their bodies than teenagers who had never been vaccinated, while another scientific study suggests that the heating elements in e-cigarettes could be the source of those compounds with a high toxic content instead of the vape solutions themselves.