Nepal to Ban Vapes as ‘Tobacco’ Use Spikes

April 10, 2024 by

Nepal to Ban Vapes as ‘Tobacco’ Use Spikes

Nepal is set to prohibit e-cigarettes due to increasing youth use, with imports reaching 3.2 million in 2023. Despite studies suggesting vaping is safer than smoking, officials warn of equal harm. A survey reveals a rise in tobacco use, with 34.1% of Nepalese and varying percentages across age groups consuming tobacco, partly due to hookah and e-cigarette popularity. Researchers advocate for stricter enforcement of anti-smoking laws and increased public awareness to combat the issue.

14.80% of the adult population are current smokers. There are approximately 3.0 million current smokers in Nepal 26.50% of men are current smokers but only 5.60% of women.



April 10, 2024, 2:09 p.m. by

Nepal to Ban Vapes as ‘Tobacco’ Use Spikes

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