As a vaper, having choices is so important—whether it be nicotine strength options or a variety of e-cig flavors. Needless to say, according to a recent study, vapers are so reliant on flavor choices that if they were taken away for good, many would go back to their old ways by smoking conventional cigarettes. That said, there’s also lots of controversy in the media around the fact that alcohol can be flavored with little restrictions on advertisements. Continue reading if you’re interested in learning more.
What is Health Canada proposing?
Health Canada is moving towards a nationwide e-cig flavor ban in hopes to curb any attraction vaping could have on youth. This would mean that responsible adult vapers wouldn’t be able to gain access to the flavored products they rely on to remain smoke-free.
The International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Project at Ontario’s University of Waterloo conducted a study using participants from Canada, England, and The United States. They examined whether regular vapers who only use non-tobacco e-cig flavors would support or oppose a ban on all non-tobacco flavors and how they would respond to such a policy. Data was collected in survey form.
What were the results?
The results showed that vapers would continue to try and find ways to get their desired flavors, even if there was a ban, with one in five users stating they would stop using vapes and just go back to smoking combustible cigarettes.
“Our findings raise the possibility that banning some flavored vaping products may dissuade some adult smokers from vaping, with the possibility that they would return to smoking cigarettes, which are clearly much more harmful than vaping products, given that we know that at least half of regular smokers die of a smoking-caused disease,” said ITC research assistant professor Shannon Gravely, who was lead author of the study.
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