Young people think vapes aren’t harmful because they are so easy to buy, study finds

October 25, 2023 by

Young people think vapes aren’t harmful because they are so easy to buy, study finds

More than a third of young adults are using e-cigarettes and almost three-quarters of parents suspect their child is vaping, a new study has found. Young people can easily access vapes and availability is leading to a perception that products are not harmful, according to public health experts. On Wednesday the Cancer Council published the latest data from its ongoing national Generation Vape study, which tracks teenagers’ knowledge, attitudes and behaviours regarding vapes. The most recent survey included 1,700 teenagers aged between 14 and 17 and 6,500 young adults aged between 18 and 24.

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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