CANADA: Ban on flavoring for vaping leads to increased tobacco consumption

CANADA: Ban on flavoring for vaping leads to increased tobacco consumption

For theCanadian Vape Association (CVA), there is no smoke without fire! Indeed, in a recent press release, the association says that it is thanks to the aromas that vaping allows high success rates for smoking cessation.


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The Canadian Vaping Association (CVA) says it is thanks to the aromas that vaping achieves high smoking cessation success rates. the association wants to warn the government and public health authorities that a ban on flavorings would increase smoking rates and sales on the black market. A study published by the National Library of Medicine entitled "The Impact of a Comprehensive Tobacco Flavor Ban in San Francisco Among Young Adults”Also comes to the same conclusion.

In this study, a sample of San Francisco residents was surveyed about their tobacco use before and after the ban. The results of the study show that banning flavored tobacco and vaping products has reduced the use of electronic cigarettes and the consumption of cigars while increasing the rate of cigarette consumption. The study authors also found that, according to 65% of those polled, the ban on flavorings was not correctly applied. The study concludes: “These results indicate that a comprehensive ban on flavorings alone cannot significantly reduce the availability or consumption of flavored tobacco products. However, local bans can further reduce the use of vaping and the consumption of cigars, but could also increase the consumption of cigarettes."

The idea that flavored vaping products contribute to the adoption of e-cigarettes among young people is a common misconception yet discredited by Centers for Disease Control (CDC). According to a CDC report titled “Tobacco Product Use and Associated Factors Among Middle and Highschool Students”Only 22,3% of young people say they have vaped“because electronic cigarettes contain flavors such as mint, candy, fruit or chocolate."The most common reason among young people was"I was curious. "

The growth in adoption of vaping among young people in Canada is directly correlated with the entry on the market of products with a high nicotine content, developed by associated companies or funded by

tobacco companies such as Juul et Vype. They launched aggressive marketing and promotional campaigns that were not limited to adults. In addition, the products sold by these companies have high concentrations of nicotine, ranging from 57 to 59 mg per mL, i.e. highly addictive, and the devices are easy to conceal. Due to the limit imposed by the European Union on the rate of nicotine allowed on the market, before the arrival of products with a high nicotine content by companies associated or financed by tobacco companies, no increase in the adoption of vaping could not be seen in young people in the United Kingdom (UK). This limit was able to ensure that the high nicotine content products sold by Juul and Vype were not available in the UK to entice young people.

It is well established that adding flavoring to other nicotine replacement therapies reduces cravings and increases the success rate. No link has been established between the aromas and an increase in the risk of abuse. According to a study by the Pharmacology Research Unit at John Hopkins University School of Medicine “The two flavors of nicotine gum reduce the urge to smoke during 2 hours of withdrawal. This effect was more pronounced in the adult group, and the mint flavor was more effective than the original flavor. Younger patients report fewer withdrawal symptoms and lower ribs from drug effects and flavor. An enhancement of aromas in nicotine gum does not increase the risk of abuse but could be associated with an increased decrease in withdrawal symptoms. "

In addition, the flavors must remain available through regulated channels to secure the consumer. The outbreak of MPALV illustrates the serious damage to non-regulated products for public health. Eliminating legal channels for obtaining flavored vaping products would allow the black market to thrive, and thousands of consumers would purchase unregulated and possibly lethal products.

About 90% of adult vapers consume flavored products. Smokers increase by 83% their chances of successful smoking cessation with the use of the vaping machine compared to other methods of cessation. The data has shown conclusively that the ban on flavorings would do a disservice to public health since such a ban leads to an increase in smoking rates as well as an increase in unregulated products on the black market.

source : Globenewswire.com

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