E-cigarettes are increasingly popular with smokers and people who are trying to quit smoking.
Dr Tarun Weeramanthri is the Executive Director of Public Health at the Western Australian Department of Health. He told ABC Radio on June 3, 2014, that the evidence doesn’t support the idea that e-cigarettes help people stop smoking.
“Some people will say, you know, and it may be true on the individual basis, these devices helped me quit. But when we look at the evidence, many more people keep smoking both normal cigarettes and e-cigarettes,” he said.
“So the long term trials haven’t been that conclusive about the effectiveness of e-cigarettes to help people actually stop smoking.”
ABC Fact Check investigates.