To stop teenagers vaping they need to see it as cringe, not cool

March 06, 2024 by

To stop teenagers vaping they need to see it as cringe, not cool

The proportion of young vapers in Great Britain has increased to 20.5%. Vapes appeal to youth with enticing flavors and packaging. Misguided perceptions of vaping being safe persist. The government is taking steps to reduce youth vaping, including banning disposable vapes and regulating packaging and flavors. Public awareness campaigns are suggested to counter social approval of vaping. Peer pressure and desire for social acceptance drive teens to vape. Influencers and media portrayals play key roles. Stronger regulation of social media content, education on online information evaluation, and higher vape prices are proposed solutions.

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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