Despite the continued use of cigarette advertising, young people are smoking less and less in Germany.
According to the report of the German Association of Drug Addiction, smoking (smoking and hookah) fell by 7,7% in 2016 in Germany. Teenagers and young adults are the most concerned about this decrease.
Conversely, cigarettes and electronic hookahs are more and more widespread. These products are that they reduce the harmful effects of traditional tobacco, but do not completely eliminate them. Specialists are currently investigating whether these products provide effective help to stop smoking or if they are a first step towards smoking.
According to the German Association of Drug Addiction, it seems that a dual consumption (traditional tobacco and electronic tobacco in parallel) is the most frequently encountered hypothesis. In addition, e-cigarettes induce a positive image of smoking to which young people are sensitive. However, their consumption can lead to nicotine addiction, just like traditional tobacco.
In industrialized countries, smoking remains the leading cause of premature death.
source : Lepetitjournal.com