Called Vapingfacts.eu, the aim of the website is providing factual information about vaping products, how they work, and the health benefits smokers would gain by switching from using regular cigarettes to vapes.

The aim of the website is providing factual information about vaping products such as how they work, and the health benefits smokers would gain by switching from using regular cigarettes to vapes.
“The more smokers understand about vaping, the more likely they are to switch to this less harmful alternative to cigarettes. That’s why we’re pleased to launch vapingfacts.eu, a resource designed for adult smokers and policy makers who want to understand the fundamentals of vaping,” said IEVA President Dustin Dahlmann. “With so much misinformation out there about vaping, and so many incorrectly believing it to be just as bad as smoking, we hope to clear the air by laying out basic facts in an accessible way”.

The latest Eurobarometer study, carried out by the European Commission reported that despite the statistical data showing that vaping is an effective smoking cessation aid, most Europeans with little or no knowledge or experience of vaping, still believe e-cigarettes are not helpful.

The IEVA whose mission is bringing together European vaping businesses that are independent of the tobacco industry, was formed with the aim of battling measures that are counterproductive to reducing smoking rates via vaping.

The importance of highlighting the science of vaping and harm reduction to world leaders

In an interview with the Vaping Post earlier this year, Dahlmann had explained that the association’s goal is communicating the science of vaping and harm reduction to political decision-makers. “The major challenge we and our colleagues around the world face is the prevailing (and incorrect) view that vaping is just as dangerous as smoking. In European legislation, a distinction must be made between smoking and vaping taking account of the clear scientific evidence on the relative risks between the two product categories,” he said.

“A good example of this is in the policy of taxation. Vaping should always be cheaper than smoking, so smokers are encouraged to try the less dangerous option. Likewise, vaping must maintain a sensory advantage over smoking. In practice, this means making sure a wide range of flavors are available subject to rigorous testing and manufacturing controls. In short, we want to make sure that retailers in Europe can sell vaping products that really help smokers and vapers make better choices and improve the state of their health.”

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