In response to the latest NHS ‘Statistics on Smoking’ Report 2019, UKVIA Board Member, Dan Marchant, said:
“Once again, data from the public health professionals at the NHS has shown that the most common reason vapers give for use was to aid themselves in quitting smoking. This adds to the growing bank of evidence demonstrating the success of vaping as a way to help smokers quit.
The decline of smoking and the rise in people who vape regularly to 6.3% of adults, up from 3.7% in 2014, shows the message is getting through: vaping is at least 95% less harmful than smoking.
These latest figures confirm earlier findings that, despite sensationalist claims, no youth vaping problem exists in the UK. The report shows the most likely vapers are adults aged 35 to 49. This justifies the forthright attitude that we and our members take on restricting marketing. We are clear that vaping is for adults and UKVIA members don’t market products to anyone else.”