YOUR article on e-cigarette safety (Echo, Aug 14), appears somewhat unbalanced to me.

The journalistic obsession with bad news may make some sense when applied to readers of the Sun or Mail who appear to treat their readers as mindless morons but one would not expect the same approach to be applied to Echo customers.

For instance your report includes two quotations from Professor John Britton of Nottingham University but his most important observation for some mysterious reason has been omitted.

May I ask, for the sake of your more discerning readers and in the cause of fair play that it be shown.

“The harsh truth is that smoking kills, and smokers who switch completely to e-cigarettes are likely to substantially reduce the likelihood of premature death and disability.”

Tom Teasdale, Eaglescliffe