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Wrong damn question

Vaping among children and teenagers has almost doubled in two years, data suggest, with experts blaming the rise on social media.

The survey of children, carried out for the Action on Smoking on Health (Ash) charity, showed that seven per cent of 11- to 17-year-olds are vapers, up from four per cent in 2020.

We don’t give a toss how many vape. It’s how many smoke that could be a problem. So, what’s the change there? Is vaping a substitute or a complement? As the answer seems to be a substitute then rising vape numbers can be considered a good thing.

7 thoughts on “Wrong damn question”

  1. Harry Haddock's Ghost

    Plus, of everyone stops smoking and starts vaping, what are the grifters at ASH going to do for cash? A new enemy must be found.

  2. ‘No, because these NuPuritans aren’t anti-smoke, they are anti-pleasure. Health concerns are how they dress it up.’

    +10000% Julia. That’s all too true.

  3. Iirc, you’d have to get 20 new vapers to equal the private health harm from 1 new smoker. Round numbers. But. . .
    while underage vaping has risen, underage smoking is lower than it was in 2020 (14% in 2022 compared to 16% in 2020).
    Tim is right – the survey contains net good news.

  4. Imagine if they cared as much about children getting sterilised and mutilated with sex change hormones as they do about having a fly puff.

  5. @JuliaM
    Spot on. The NuPuritans are always scowling, angry and look miserable

    +1 and denying them eductation, friends, locking up for 23hr pd, injecting poison…

    As for vaping: law banning sale to under 18s not working – as expected

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