atla.org.uk
Editorial: Electronic cigarettes: Can dependable public health policies be developed and applied without relevant and reliable risk assessments?
Michael Balls and Robert Combes The use of electronic cigarettes is being encouraged as a way of escaping from the harm resulting from conventional tobacco smoking, while scant attention is being paid to the long-term risks of inhaling electronic cigarette vapour. More information is needed for an acceptable risk assessment, from integrated non-animal testing and sound clinical investigations. You