Government must amplify its vaping plan messaging

September 04, 2023 by

Government must amplify its vaping plan messaging

When it comes to smoking, one of the greatest pressures the NHS faces, the government has admirably embraced e-cigarette use to prevent smoking-related diseases, rather than waiting to treat the cause. However,  e-cigarettes are being undermined by an Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) report published at the start of the month.  ASH found that more than one in four smokers wrongly believe that vaping is as or more harmful as smoking and the perception is getting worse, not better. [...]

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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