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Thread: New survey finds regular use of electronic cigarettes by children still rare

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    New survey finds regular use of electronic cigarettes by children still rare

    "New survey finds regular use of electronic cigarettes by children still rare

    Wednesday 17 September 2014
    New data from Action on Smoking and Health [1], analysed by Public Health England and presented at the Public Health England Conference today (Wednesday 17th September), shows that while electronic cigarette use by young people increased between 2013 and 2014:

    • Only 1.8% of children are regular users. 90% of regular or occasional users are young people who are already smokers or ex-smokers

    • 91% of young people have not tried an electronic cigarette even once

    • However, over 80% of young people are now aware of e-cigarettes (up from under 70% in 2013)

    The ASH Smokefree Youth survey questioned over 2000 11-18 year olds in 2013 and a further 2000 in 2014 about their smoking and vaping behaviour. It also found that 98% of children who have never smoked have never even tried an electronic cigarette.

    Overall the number of young people who have ever tried an electronic cigarette has increased by 3% (from 7% in 2013 to 10% in 2014 [2].) However, use is closely linked with smoking behaviour. Young people who smoke most regularly are most likely to try using electronic cigarettes.

    Not only are young people not using the products with any regularity they are also not interested in using the products in the future. Over 90% of young people surveyed who had never tried vaping said they had no intention to vape in the future.

    Chief Executive Deborah Arnott said:

    “ASH supports the introduction of an age of sale of 18 for electronic cigarettes [3] and stricter controls on how they’re advertised [4] as a precautionary measure to prevent these products being promoted to children. However, our survey results should reassure the public that electronic cigarettes are not currently widely used by young people, nor are they interested in taking electronic cigarettes up. The small increases in use that have occurred over the last year are almost entirely among children who smoke or have smoked.”"

    http://www.ash.org.uk/media-room/pre...ren-still-rare

    Sorry if already posted, it is from September and sounds familiar but I couldn't find this press release on the forum.

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    a good one to drop on the think of the children posts on any social media you can think of.

    the kids are smarter than we give them credit for..... but they will still rebel against societal norms, because, they are kids, and it's what they do
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    If a "deviant" person gives a kid a sub-ohm kit for a hit they might come back. Other than that the attraction is very low, after the first experience.

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    I'm highly cynical about the whole "think of the kiddies" approach. The correct solution is just ban them for sale to kiddies, like any other adult product, which is, lo-and-behold, already the case.

    That they're using the kiddies argument to bash consenting and informed adult vapers with, it's the low of the low...
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    Absolutely. It's demeaning to even try and argue with such nonsense.

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    Its the best argument they have "think of the children" or "we don't know the long term effects" hell at least if they are gonna vape its better than smoking or is it worth waiting another 10-20 years and letting countless people die from smoking! but yes no nicotine delivering device should be sold to kids or non nic ones for that matter

 

 

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