Uproar as “95 Percent Safer” Message Blamed for Youth Vaping

October 04, 2023 by filtermag.org

Uproar as “95 Percent Safer” Message Blamed for Youth Vaping

A prominent British physician has sparked controversy by blaming the country’s message that vapes are “95 percent safer” than cigarettes for youth vaping. Interviewed by the BBC, Dr. Mike McKean, vice-president for policy at the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, said that communicating this was “a very unwise thing to have done and it’s opened the door to significant chaos.” “There are many young people who have taken up vaping who never intended to smoke and are now likely addicted to vaping,” said McKean. “And I think it’s absolutely shocking that we’ve allowed this to happen.”

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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