Comment from Asthma UK in response to Royal College of Physicians' report 'Nicotine with smoke: Tobacco harm reduction'

Asthma UK response to RCP report - 'Nicotine with smoke: Tobacco harm reduction'

Dr Samantha Walker, Director of Research and Policy at Asthma UK, says: “If you have asthma one of the most important things you can do to help your asthma is to give up smoking. If you’ve got children, by giving up you will help them too.  While e-cigarettes are not risk-free, it is encouraging to see this research add to the evidence that they are much safer than tobacco and could help people quit smoking altogether. People with asthma who want to stop smoking should talk to their GP or asthma nurse about all the options available to help them quit. More investment into research is still needed to find out the overall long-term effects of e-cigarettes so that people can make informed decisions about their health.”