Flavoured vapes ban will ‘push vapers back…


A brand new research suggests a ban on flavoured vapes would push some former people who smoke again into the behavior.

The analysis carried out by Red C reveals that 96% of vapers in Ireland wouldn’t favour an outright ban on flavoured vapes.

It additionally discovered that simply over half (54%) of these surveyed stated they do not consider there must be any type of ban.

While 84% of vapers believed a flavours ban would create a black marketplace for the merchandise – 59% stated they might supply the merchandise overseas or on-line.

And nearly half of these surveyed (46%) stated they might cease vaping altogether if a ban was launched.

Just over 4 in 10 vapers, who had been ex-smokers, say they had been doubtless to return to smoking if a ban was launched.

The analysis comes because the Oireachtas Health Committee is drafting a report on vaping for the Health Minister Stephen Donnelly, following pre-legislative scrutiny of the Public Health Bill.

An individual utilizing a vaping system with flavoured liquid in February 2018. Picture by: eldar nurkovic / Alamy Stock Photo

All vapers surveyed acknowledged the essential position vaping had in serving to them cut back the quantity they smoke or quitting altogether.

Joe Dunne, founding father of Respect Vapers, says the survey highlights the intense impression a ban on flavoured vapes would have.

“It can be mistaken of the Government to introduce a ban on flavours due to its misguided perception that they’re a gateway to teen smoking.

“This fable has been put to mattress by the current worldwide analysis, confirming that vaping was not a gateway to cigarette smoking for youngsters and dominated out solutions that younger vapers had been vulnerable to taking over smoking”.

Even although greater than half of vapers have tried a candy flavour, and round half have tried a beverage flavour, solely a really small proportion declare to make use of these flavours frequently.

Tobacco is extra continuously utilized by males (42%) and people aged over 35 (50%).

While style is a giant driver of attraction: using flavoured vapes is acknowledged by practically all ex-smoking vapers as a method of staying off cigarettes.

Red C carried out an on-street face-to-face survey of 221 people who repeatedly use vaping merchandise in Dublin, Cork and Galway over a number of days in March 2022.

Main picture: People smoking utilizing vape pens in Manchester, England in September 2018. Picture by: Mark Waugh / Alamy Stock Photo

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