EU Public Health Endorses Vapes to Quit Smoking

The European Union’s Subcommittee on Public Health (SANT) has endorsed the potential role of vaping in supporting smoking cessation.

Parliament’s report on non-communicable diseases acknowledges that vaping is a way for smokers to quit smoking combustible cigarettes gradually. However, the SANT’s recommendation to ban vaping in some public areas has sparked debate and concern.

Michael Landl, director of the World Vapers’ Alliance, said Parliament’s recognition that vaping can help smokers quit is a step in the right direction.

“With the well-documented success of vaping as a smoking cessation aid, it’s crucial for the EU to fully embrace this tool within its strategy to reduce smoking-related illnesses,” he said. “Vaping not only offers a way out for smokers but is instrumental in achieving public health goals.”

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