IRELAND: Ending the stigma and anti-vape feeling!

IRELAND: Ending the stigma and anti-vape feeling!

In Ireland, there are some voices calling for an end to the stigmatization of vapers and anti-vaping sentiment in the country. For the Dr. Muiris Houstonit is a good thing that former heavy smokers could stop with the e-cigarette.


VAPOTAGE IS NOT "SOCIALLY RECOMMENDABLE" IN IRELAND!


This is not a novelty, Ireland is far from being the eldorado for vapers! If the anti-vaping climate is very present in the country, some specialists try to move the lines to end an illogical stigma and especially counterproductive.

And once again the example comes from the United Kingdom or just recently a study has proven the effectiveness of the e-cigarette to help smokers. Indeed, it has been shown that e-cigarettes were almost twice as effective than the "standard" combination of nicotine substitutes. Martin Dockrell, responsible for tobacco control at Public Health England, said: " This historical study shows that switching to e-cigarettes can be one of the most effective ways to stop smoking ... All anti-smoking services should also help smokers by offering the e-cigarette »

But nothing works and the Dr. Muiris Houston, medical journalist and health specialist for the Irish Times is surprised that in Ireland bodies such as the Irish Cancer Society, the Irish Heart Foundation or the team HSE Quit observe a deafening silence. According to him, despite a positive assessment of health technologies by Hiqa in 2017, a certain "let go" persists among the pressure groups here in terms of vaping.

Going even further, Dr. Houston suspects human rights advocates that vaping is a socially "unsavory" habit, despite many reports from the PHE, including the one presenting the e-cigarette as " 95% less harmful than tobacco". And he dares to say, " Cis a good thing that former heavy smokers could stop thanks to the e-cigarette! It is time for advocacy organizations to come down from this ivory tower or perch to experience the reality of life«

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