Recently, the Telegraph published an article stating that vaping has created a toxic monster which is targeting your children.
The Telegraph’s article highlights the increasing prevalence of vaping among teenagers and the concerning health impacts it poses, particularly for young children. Vapes, marketed in appealing packaging and flavours, have become enticing to teens and even younger kids.
Telegraph Article quoted – “If a teenager starts smoking cigarettes, probably the worst that’s going to happen to them is they’re going to be sick and throw up behind the bike shed,” he said. “The acute use of e-cigarettes can put them in hospital.”
Our Chief Regulator Officer & Scientific Advisor, Damien Bove has responded:
This looks like quite a difficult statement to swallow. It is accepted that vaping is 95% safer than smoking. To suggest that smoking is safer, even in acute use, is quite the statement. I believe it is reckless, as it could easily be taken out of context and we could end up being in a similar situation as the USA, where the general public have been tricked into thinking smoking is safer than vaping – when the exact opposite is true. This is an extremely dangerous situation.