CBC News has been forced to apologise after alleging that a study proving e-cigarettes are 95% safer than normal cigarettes was funded by the tobacco industry.

An article published by CBC News appeared to doubt the health effectiveness of e-cigarettes.

“The jury is still out on the health effects of vaporizers and electronic cigarettes,” the article declared.

The news outlet have apologise for their bizarre and unfounded claims that the report by Public Health England was funded by the tobacco industry.

It should be noted that CBC News’ claim has been cited and shared among those who’re opposed to e-cigarettes.

The popularity of e-cigarettes is growing worldwide. With a reported 2.6 million users in the UK, the devices have helped thousands of smokers quit.