Youth smoking falls

Great news in the ASH survey of Year 10 students. The daily smoking rate is now down to 1.3%. At the turn of the century it was over 15%. The daily rate is 9.6% which is somewhat concerning, but vaping is far less harmful than smoking.

But only 3% of students have never smoked vape daily. While 80% of who are daily smokers vape daily. This strongly indicates it is mainly turning smokers into vapers, rather than attracting non-smokers.

The daily smoking rate for is down to 3.4%. A year ago it was 5.8% and 20 years ago it was a massive 30%+.

It’s great to see such huge progress. If one can stop someone getting addicted to at age 14, that makes a real difference.

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