Summary: The rise in vaping has led to a decline in smoking rates in the UK. However, the health charity ASH believes the decrease is not happening quickly enough to meet public health goals. They want to see a faster transition from smoking to vaping.
Vaping Gains Popularity, But Smoking to Vaping Transition is Not Fast Enough, Warns ASH
The UK has witnessed a significant rise in vaping rates, which has correspondingly led to a decline in traditional smoking habits. However, according to the health charity Action on Smoking and Health (ASH), the rate of decline in smoking is not rapid enough to achieve the set public health objectives.
ASH’s recent findings indicate that while more people are adopting vaping as an alternative to smoking, the overall number of smokers remains high. The charity emphasizes the need for more aggressive measures to encourage smokers to quit or switch to less harmful alternatives like vaping.
The article also touches on the potential health benefits of e-cigarettes compared to traditional smoking. While vaping is not entirely risk-free, it is considered a less harmful alternative. ASH believes that clearer communication about the relative risks and benefits can help accelerate the transition from smoking to vaping.
Source: Talking Retail
And we would like to know how come while in the UK they are promoting vaping, in the US and in other countries they are trying to limit its spread among the population…
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