Misconceptions around vaping could stop millions of smokers quitting

February 29, 2024 by independent.co.uk

Misconceptions around vaping could stop millions of smokers quitting

Smokers' misconceptions about vapes being more harmful than cigarettes may deter quit attempts, as a UK survey shows a significant increase in this belief since 2014. Despite evidence showing e-cigarettes can aid quitting, many now view them as equally harmful. Concerns have risen following vaping-related lung disease cases. Experts emphasize the importance of correcting these misperceptions to enable informed decisions on nicotine products. Lack of awareness about smoking's dangers among youth is also highlighted. Efforts to educate the public on the relative risks of vaping versus smoking are crucial for public health.

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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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