Tabac Info Service, run by government body Public Health France has published advice this week suggesting that e-cigarettes are an “effective tool for smokers who are looking to reduce or replace tobacco”.

The Public Health Body, said this week “according to the latest work of the High Council on Public Health (Haut Conseil de la Santé Publique), electronic cigarettes can constitute a tool to help stop or reduce consumption of tobacco“ and “reduce the risk of developing serious illnesses”.

The organisation, which is tasked with providing national advice towards the goal of helping the nation’s smokers quit, say that switching to e-cigarettes from tobacco can deliver a “much less harmful” way of consuming nicotine.

Furthermore, their research revealed that smokers who take up vaping whilst to continuing to smoke reduce their tobacco consumption by an average of “nine cigarettes per day”. This has led to Tabac Info Service referring to vaping as a "progressive tool" for quitting smoking.

This new advice from the French Public Health body follows similar guidance by both the British and Belgian governments who have begun promoting e-cigarettes, like Gamucci, as a route towards lessening the overall public health burden of tobacco.

Please note Gamucci cannot and does not recommend using e-cigarettes to stop smoking tobacco.

Public Health England and the Royal College of Physicians have both in recent times come out in support of electronic cigarettes. Public Health England say that vaping is at least 95% safer than smoking tobacco and the Royal College of Physicians said in its report that smokers should be "reassured and encouraged" to use e-cigarettes and the public can be confident that “vaping is much safer than smoking”.

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