UP IN SMOKE UK to defy calls for vaping ban – as ministers defend ‘swap-to-stop’ quit aid for smokers

October 10, 2023 by thesun.co.uk

UP IN SMOKE UK to defy calls for vaping ban – as ministers defend ‘swap-to-stop’ quit aid for smokers

The World Health Organisation will call for COP10 countries to clamp down harder or even ban e-cigarettes, which it calls “harmful to health and not safe”. But England this year launched the world’s first government scheme to offer free vapes to smokers to help them kick the killer habit. Now the UK delegation will reject policies that jeopardise our revolutionary programme – instead offering advice to nations that want to follow our lead. Tory MP Craig Whittaker said: “It is essential that at COP10 we stand up for our record and policies as a world leader on tobacco harm reduction.


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.
SOURCE: GSTHR

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