World Vape Day: BAT Review Highlights 10 Years of Scientific Evidence on Vaping
- Numerous scientific studies show that the complete switch to vaping with high quality products reduced the health risks
- compared to smoking, contrary to many consumer beliefs
- Study data indicates vaping products may provide an alternative to smokers who otherwise would not quit
- Review supports important role of vaping products in tobacco harm reduction
- Reinforce the importance of BAT’s unique consumer-centric model and how we are reducing the impact of our business on health and building A Better Tomorrow ™ through our multi-category approach
To mark World Vape Day, BAT today released a comprehensive review of the scientific evidence for vaping products (electronic cigarettes), their potential health effects, and their role in reducing the harm of tobacco.
This review shows that, over the past decade, the number of people who mistakenly believe that vaping is as harmful or more harmful than smoking conventional cigarettes has increased in the UK, Europe and the US. same period showing that vaping products manufactured to quality standards pose less of a health risk than cigarettes. *
According to demographic modeling studies cited in the review, a significant reduction in premature deaths could be achieved if current smokers switched exclusively to vaping rather than continuing to smoke. These modeling studies use demographics and simulations to project health-related outcomes associated with the long-term risks of smoking versus steam use over time.
Dr David O’Reilly, Director of Scientific Research at BAT, said: “This paper is a comprehensive summary of over 300 peer-reviewed scientific papers and other evidence published by approximately 50 institutions over the past year. decade.
“The scientific evidence is clear – but consumer misperceptions remain. In England and the United States, only one in three adults know there is scientific evidence available, including from leading public health authorities, which support the conclusion that vaping is less harmful than smoking.
“The reality is that many prominent public health authorities have reported that vaping is less harmful than smoking, and that this harm reduction potential can be maximized if smokers who would otherwise continue to smoke switched exclusively to smoking. use of steam products.
“We hope this article will be used as a resource by public health authorities and support adult smokers seeking to understand the extent of scientific evidence that exists to inform their choices.”
“Reducing the impact of our business on health is at the heart of our goal – creating a better future by offering the widest range of reduced risk alternatives to cigarettes *,” continued David O’Reilly. “That’s why we aim to have 50 million consumers of our new category products, which include our vaping product line, Vuse, by 2030.”
This review highlights that vaping products can effectively compete with combustible cigarettes in delivering nicotine and the sensory pleasure smokers seek. Therefore, access to high quality, widely tested and well regulated vaping products is crucial. However, vaping will only be seen as a compelling alternative to smoking if public health institutions unambiguously and accurately inform smokers that switching entirely to vaping can reduce their health risks.
The document also reviews current regulations for steam products and notes that these regulations largely relate only to labeling, ingredients and taxation – but not manufacturing standards. This has resulted in widely varying product quality standards globally.
The review highlights the need for consistent product manufacturing regulations and the universal adoption of robust product stewardship standards by manufacturers with the goal of increasing public confidence in vaping.
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* Full review article: Camacho, Oscar M., Ebajemito, James K., Coburn, Steven, Prasad, Krishna, Costigan, Sandra and Murphy, James J .. “Evidence from the Scientific Assessment of Electronic Cigarettes and their Role in Tobacco Harm Reduction ” Contributions to research on tobacco and nicotine, flight. 30, No. 2, 2021, pages 63-108. https: /
Notes to Editors
The white paper reviewed over a decade of scientific data and peer-reviewed studies from multiple sources around the world to understand and assess different aspects of e-cigarettes and their role in tobacco harm reduction, including the importance of design, testing and adherence to manufacturing standards.
Our review assesses published studies on how the sensory aspects of steam products, including the aromas and visibility of steam aerosols, play an important role in this product acceptability for former risk-seeking smokers. reduced.
BAT is a leading, multi-category consumer goods company whose goal is to build a better future by reducing the impact of its activity on health by offering a greater choice of pleasant and less risky products for consumers. adults. The company continues to make it clear that combustible cigarettes pose serious health risks, and the only way to avoid those risks is to not start or quit smoking. BAT encourages those who would otherwise continue to smoke to switch completely to scientifically proven and reduced risk alternatives.
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