VARIOUS INTERNATIONAL MEDIA: Vaping and lung disease

Press/Media: Expert comment

Release date: 5/12/2019

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vaping has been linked to lung disease in a woman from the US. Prof Jorgen Vestbo, an expert in respiratory disease, argues that e-cigarettes should not be used to quit smoking. Prof Vestbo said “E-cigarettes are harmful, they cause nicotine addiction and can never substitute for evidence-based smoking cessation tools”.

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Media coverage

TitleVaping is a 'bad alternative' to quitting smoking, says European health body as it warns non-smokers are taking up e-cigarettes at an 'alarming' rate
Media name/outletMail Online
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date5/12/19
DescriptionCo-author of the editorial Jorgen Vestbo, professor of respiratory medicine at the University of Manchester, said: 'E-cigarettes are harmful, they cause nicotine addiction and can never substitute for evidence-based smoking cessation tools.

'The medical profession as well as the public should be concerned about a new wave of lung diseases caused by a product which is heavily promoted by the tobacco industry.'
URLhttps://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-7757731/European-health-body-vaping-safe-way-quit-smoking.html
PersonsJorgen Vestbo
TitleEuropean health body ‘cannot back vaping as safe way to quit smoking’
Media name/outletITV News
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date5/12/19
DescriptionCo-author of the editorial Jorgen Vestbo, professor of respiratory medicine at the University of Manchester, said: “E-cigarettes are harmful, they cause nicotine addiction and can never substitute for evidence-based smoking cessation tools.

“The medical profession as well as the public should be concerned about a new wave of lung diseases caused by a product which is heavily promoted by the tobacco industry.”
URLhttps://www.itv.com/news/2019-12-05/european-health-body-cannot-back-vaping-as-safe-way-to-quit-smoking/
PersonsJorgen Vestbo
TitleE-cig smoker diagnosed with rare lung scarring commonly found in metal workers
Media name/outletThe Mirror
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date5/12/19
DescriptionThe article's co-author Jorgen Vestbo, co-author of the research article, and professor of respiratory medicine at the University of Manchester, said: "The medical profession as well as the public should be concerned about a new wave of lung diseases caused by a product which is heavily promoted by the tobacco industry.
URLhttps://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/e-cig-smoker-diagnosed-rare-21023289
PersonsJorgen Vestbo
TitleVaping linked to rare lung disease: Study
Media name/outletStraits Times
Media typeWeb
CountrySingapore
Date5/12/19
DescriptionEditorial co-author Jorgen Vestbo, Professor of Respiratory Medicine at the University of Manchester, said "E-cigarettes are harmful, they cause nicotine addiction and can never substitute for evidence-based smoking cessation tools."
URLhttps://www.straitstimes.com/world/europe/vaping-linked-to-rare-lung-disease-study
PersonsJorgen Vestbo