Are Nicotine Patches for Kids Who Vape a Good Idea?

May 09, 2024 by

Are Nicotine Patches for Kids Who Vape a Good Idea?

Health officials in the UK recommend providing nicotine patches to children dependent on vaping for smoking cessation, emphasizing support over punishment. Public Health Wales calls for discreet use of nicotine replacement therapies in schools, highlighting the growing issue of adolescent nicotine dependency. The controversy surrounds whether NRT should be offered to youth given the contrasting views on vaping's role in harm reduction and smoking prevention. Experts differ on the effectiveness of NRT for young vapers, with concerns raised about potential unintended consequences of widespread adoption. The call for NRT usage among adolescents challenges traditional tobacco control approaches, signaling a shift towards harm reduction strategies.

12.90% of the adult population are current smokers. There are approximately 7.2 million current smokers in United Kingdom 14.60% of men are current smokers but only 11.20% of women.



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