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Claim that vaping is as dangerous as smoking ‘undermines NHS campaign’

Health concerns about vaping mean four in ten smokers wrongly think e-cigarettes are as harmful as tobacco. The pressure group Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) said the belief was undermining a government campaign to encourage a million smokers to switch to e-cigarettes. The charity’s annual survey of 12,200 adults found that 12.7 per cent smoked tobacco, while a record 9.1 per cent vaped. But the report said that warnings from doctors about a dangerous rise in youth vaping had meant that rising numbers of smokers were reluctant to switch to e-cigarettes.

August 03, 2023 by