Growing smoking rate among young adults is a one of the most concerning issue for government of Different countries and it is growing exponentially in developing countries. Government of different countries has also put a ban on various types of public advertising by cigarette companies, hence each year new audience of young adults being directed towards smoking and being more addictive to tobacco. In the US, according to a survey conducted in 2012, 19.3% of adults in US are smokers. Currently the digit has been reached to 8 million. View our post “Smoking Trends in US” for detail information on smoking trends among people in the US.
Each year, the government spends billions of dollars on medical and healthcare expenditure and assigns millions of dollars to tobacco control programs to reduce the overall consumption of the cigarettes. So the question is, Should We Consider E-cigarette As a tool to reduce tobacco consumption?” or Should tobacco control programs support the circulation of E-cigarette?” Before making any assumption, let’s have a quick look at the official research conducted by AAPHP on E-cigarette and its feedback.
Official Statements by AAPHP ( American Association of Public Health Physician)
American Association of Public Health Physician conducted a research on the E – cigarette and given a statement in Favor of E-cigarette. By observing the impact of E-cigarette and current smoking trends among US adults. It Stated that “AAPHP favors a permissive approach to E-cigarettes because the possibility exists to save the lives of four million of the eight million current adult American smokers who will otherwise die of a tobacco-related illness over the next twenty years”.
Along with above statement it also stated that if a person who is a heavy smoker switched to smokeless tobacco product with less contain of nicotine like E-cigarette or NRT products, he or she can reduce the risk by 98% which might caused by other harmful chemicals and tobacco found in traditional cigarettes. Along with providing a statement in favor of E-cigarette, it also stated that in the US, 80% of the people consumed nicotine through traditional cigarettes and death caused by cigarettes is not due to nicotine but the other harmful mixture consumed with tobacco in cigarettes.
Scientifically, E-cigarette doesn’t use tobacco or other harmful mixture as of traditional cigarettes. If E-cigarette gets introduced to heavy smoker, it can reduce the health risk by a considerable percentage.
As any person can control nicotine contain by switching to E-cigarette cartridge with low nicotine, one can also think of quitting nicotine completely by time with 0 MG nicotine refill.
Certain brands of E-cigarette have launched flavors which motivate young nonsmoker’s adults; Government must ban those E-cigarette flavors which motivates the promotion on E-cigarette.
There must be strict rules and regulation that E-cigarette must not get circulated to under age people.
There should be strict rules for manufacturing of E-cigarettes, certain brands use low quality material or doesn’t follow quality standard which ensures accurate contain of nicotine in each cartridge of E-cig.
At last, if the ultimate goal is to reduce the tobacco and cigarette consumption, E-cigarette are more effective than any other product and smokers can easily give us smoking which is not possible with other products.