Roughly one in 5 vapers mentioned they’d cease vaping and begin smoking if a flavour ban was set in place.
Titled “Responses to potential nicotine vaping product taste restrictions amongst common vapers utilizing non-tobacco flavors: Findings from the 2020 ITC Smoking and Vaping Survey in Canada, England and the USA,” the present examine was carried out by the Worldwide Tobacco Management Coverage Analysis Undertaking on the College of Waterloo.
The analysis group appeared into whether or not common vapers from Canada, England and the US who use solely flavoured e-cigarettes, can be in favour or towards a flavour ban, and the way they’d be possible to answer such a coverage.
“Our examine helps to fill the gaps in proof of the attainable impression of e-cigarette flavour bans, following from different research which have predicted how people who smoke reply to tobacco management insurance policies comparable to tax will increase and menthol bans,” mentioned examine co-author Professor Geoffrey Fong.
82% of the 851 individuals oppose a ban on flavours
The compiled information indicated that 82% of the 851 individuals (all of which have been common vapers) oppose a ban on flavoured vaping merchandise, 13% are in favour and 5% are uncertain. When requested how they’d react to a ban 57% mentioned they’d keep on vaping. Half of those mentioned they’d swap to any out there authorized flavour and the opposite half mentioned they’d discover a option to acquire their most well-liked flavour(s) after the ban.
Furthermore, roughly one in 5 vapers mentioned they’d cease vaping and begin smoking as an alternative, with 13% reporting that they didn’t know what they’d do. “Our findings increase the likelihood that banning some flavoured vaping merchandise might dissuade some grownup people who smoke from vaping, with the likelihood that they’d return to smoking cigarettes, that are clearly rather more dangerous than vaping merchandise, provided that we all know that a minimum of half of normal people who smoke die of a smoking-caused illness,” mentioned lead examine writer and ITC analysis assistant professor Shannon Gravely.