BBC News: E-cigarettes should be offered to smokers, say doctors

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Smokers should be offered and encouraged to use e-cigarettes to help them quit, says a leading medical body.

The UK's Royal College of Physicians says there is resounding evidence that e-cigarettes are "much safer" than smoking and aid quitting.

With the right checks and measures, vaping could improve the lives of millions of people, it says in a new, 200-page report.

It says fears that e-cigarettes are a gateway to smoking are unfounded.

But, by and large, people who want to use electronic cigarettes will still need to buy them rather than get them on the NHS.

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UK doctors can only prescribe e-cigarettes if they have been licensed as a "quit smoking aid" - something that requires strict regulation.

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