Vape ban could lead to MORE young people smoking, study finds

June 26, 2024 by

Vape ban could lead to MORE young people smoking, study finds

A recent study shows that if vapes were banned or more expensive, more young people might turn to smoking. Even though vaping is less harmful than smoking, many youths see them as interchangeable. There is a misconception about the dangers of vaping versus smoking. Researchers found that enforcing age restrictions and regulating packaging and marketing could help decrease youth vaping. However, there are concerns that strict regulations may lead to increased use of illegal vapes and tobacco among young people. The study, involving 29 youths aged 16-20, emphasizes the need for balanced interventions to address vaping trends.

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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