Bush, A, Bhatt, JM, Connett, GJ, Doull, I, Gilchrist, FJ, Grigg, J, Langton Hewer, SC, Legg, J, Lenney, W and Sinha, IP (2019) A public health emergency among young people. Lancet Respiratory Medicine, 8 (3). pp. 231-233. ISSN 2213-2600

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While some countries have banned the use of e-cigarettes or vaping products altogether (eg, India), and others have strongly advised against their use (eg, Australia), in the UK, Public Health England (PHE) appears to be a lone voice in stating that vaping is 95% safer than smoking tobacco. Here we consider whether vaping can be considered safe; whether vaping is a means of smoking cessation or at least harm reduction; and the correct response to the spiralling epidemic of vaping in young people (<18 years).

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: The final accepted manuscript and all relevant information can be found at; https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanres/article/PIIS2213-2600(19)30468-0/fulltext
Uncontrolled Keywords: public health emergency, vaping, young people.
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Medicine
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Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2020 09:49
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2021 09:53
URI: https://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/7794

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