"If used correctly, e-cigarettes could be a key weapon in the NHS stop-smoking arsenal".
A report by the committee of MPs said the government should support making e-cigarettes more widely used and even consider allowing e-cigarettes on public transport.
According to a report by MPs, e-cigarettes are too often overlooked by the NHS as a help to people who want to stop smoking.
Vaping rules should be relaxed to allow the promotion of e-cigarettes as tools to help tobacco smokers quit, British lawmakers said on Friday.
Researchers from the University of Birmingham (UK) stated that, despite the widespread belief that such cigarettes are alternative to Smoking, they should be treated with caution.
In the United States, at least 48 states and 2 territories have banned e-cigarette sales to minors.
According to a report by the Science and Technology Committee (STC), vaping is less harmful than normal smoking and the two should not be treated as the same.
Martin Dockrell, of Public Health England, added: "There is good evidence that positive messages on pack inserts can help people quit".
"Electronic cigarettes safer from the point of view of cancer risk, but if you smoke them for 20 or 30 years, this can lead to chronic obstructive lung disease", he told reporters University Professor David Thickett.
- The government, the MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency) and the e-cigarette industry should review how approval systems for stop smoking therapies could be streamlined should e-cigarette manufacturers put forward a product for medical licensing. A long-term research project into their health impact should also be launched with updated evidence available online for health professionals and the public, the committee concluded.
They also said the government should look again at regulations limiting e-juice refill strengths and tank sizes which were brought in by the EU.
While it is illegal for people to buy e-cigarettes under the age of 18, there have been reports of children as young as 11 in South Holland seen vaping.
E-cigarettes are not covered by the smoking legislation which bans the use of cigarettes in all enclosed public and work places.
The report also calls on the government to consider their use in public places.
"E-cigs in teens are a gateway to subsequent smoking lit cigarettes and e-cig vapour contains a large number of toxins which in time will obviously harm users, and bystanders".
- NHS England should set a policy of mental health facilities allowing e-cigarette use by patients unless trusts can demonstrate evidence-based reasons for not doing so.
Approximately 2.9 million people in the United Kingdom now use e-cigarettes.
A survey in Scotland found young people who use e-cigarettes could be more likely to later smoke tobacco.