Rising Numbers of Brits Who Smoke Don’t Know That Vaping Is Safer

March 06, 2024 by filtermag.org

Rising Numbers of Brits Who Smoke Don’t Know That Vaping Is Safer

In England, recent data show a decline in adults who correctly perceive vaping as less harmful than smoking, with only 27% aware in 2023 compared to 44% in 2014. This lack of understanding may deter smokers from switching to vaping for harm reduction. Factors contributing to this shift include misinformation, media influence, and recent policies aimed at reducing youth vaping. While the UK has supported harm reduction messaging for vaping, concerns over youth use have led to proposed bans, flavor restrictions, and a potential vape tax. Amidst these changes, public perception of vaping's benefits compared to smoking mirrors challenges seen in the US.

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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