‘It’s a trap!’ Vascular Surgeon claims vaping is just as dangerous as smoking

‘It’s a trap!’ Vascular Surgeon claims vaping is just as dangerous as smoking
Gabrielle Wilde

By Gabrielle Wilde

Published: 27/03/2024

- 09:45

A study has suggested that giving out free vapes to smokers in emergency departments could help people to quit

A surgeon was left fuming in a heated debate on GB News after a guest suggested that vaping is beneficial to people, in comparison to smoking.

It comes after a study suggested that the NHS should be giving out vapes and e-cigarettes for free to help people quit smoking cigarettes.

Speaking on GB News, Vascular Surgeon Professor Sherif Sultan: "Promotion of vaping as a harm reduction tool is misguided.

"We are witnessing a troubling conversion of public health objectives and corporate interests.

He added: "The problem is that the lobbying and trying to show that vaping is much more safer doesn't have any scientific evidence. The World Health Organization said it's not true, and it's a trap. This is from the director general and he said that it's a body of lies, that is what they think about vaping.

"The W.H.O. is that's the only big international institute that hasn't been penetrated by the lobbying group about vaping. That's why the likes of Giant Tobacco are trying to target the W.H.O. and pull it down.

"We are witnessing a criminal act by trying to provide vaping in accident emergency for patients coming in with a problem. They will block the lungs. We have no idea what the long-term effects are."

"Please don't tell me that is safe. It is not safe. And we have to tell people it's not safe."


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