Failing to warn teenagers about cancer risks from vaping is “unforgivable”, a leading surgeon has said as he calls on ministers to introduce child-specific guidance on the dangers of e-cigarettes.
Professor Kefah Mokbel, chief breast cancer surgeon at the London Breast Institute, said current Government advice is leading youngsters into believing e-cigarettes are safe.
Public Health England states that e-cigarettes are estimated to be 95 per cent less harmful than tobacco.
However, in his letter to the Health and Education secretaries, Professor Mokbel said e-cigarettes had not been available long enough for scientists to properly understand the risks.
“It would be unforgivable if we were to…