Vapes Can Free Up Vast Health Care Resources, Economist Explains

October 11, 2023 by filtermag.org

Vapes Can Free Up Vast Health Care Resources, Economist Explains

Tobacco harm reduction directly saves lives. But by reducing smoking-related diseases, it also has the potential to free up precious health care resources for reallocation to other pressing concerns. What kind of scale are we talking about? That’s where an economist could help us. Francesco Moscone is a professor of business economics at Brunel University in the United Kingdom, and professor of public finance at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Italy. His latest study, published in the British Journal of Healthcare Management, investigates the savings the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) could make if more people switch from smoking to safer nicotine options like vapes.


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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