Of the respondents, 69% think that the products are attractive to youngsters, 67% worried that their children would be enticed to start vaping, while 60% are afraid that the devices will lure their children to smoke real cigarettes.
In the meantime, data by the UK Office for National Statistics (ONS) confirm that the current panic about e-cigarettes addicting a whole new generation to nicotine and tobacco is unfounded. Infact figures from different ends of the globe keep indicating that both smoking and vaping are on the decline.
Thanks to e-cigarettes, both smoking and vaping rates are on the decrease
The ONS study indicates a further dip in smoking rates and vaping rates amongst 18 to 24-year-olds. In 2017, 17.8% of people aged between 18 and 24 said that they smoked, in comparison to 19.3% in 2016 and a staggering 25.7% in 2011. With regards to vaping rates within the same age group, 5.5% of people use electronic cigarettes, a slight dip from 2016 when it stood at 5.6%.
If people replace smoking with vaping, it is still a win for public health
Earlier this year, Public Health England released findings from an e-cigarette review that was conducted by leading independent tobacco experts, and updated the organization’s 2015 vaping report, confirming that vaping is at least 95% safer than smoking.
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