Electronic Cigarettes: Health Hazards:Written question - 31498

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Asked on: 18 March 2020
Department of Health and Social Care
Electronic Cigarettes: Health Hazards
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To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of vaping on the health of people who have not previously smoked cigarettes.
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Answered by: Jo Churchill
Answered on: 25 March 2020
Holding answer received on 23 March 2020

Public Health England publishes annual independent updates on the prevalence of vaping among adults and young people in England.

The latest report found that less than 1% of adults who have never smoked are current vapers (defined as any current use). Among young people under 18, less than 1% of those who have never smoked are current vapers (defined as weekly or less than weekly).

No assessment has been made of the effect of vaping on the health of people who have never smoked in England.

‘Vaping in England: an evidence update including mental health and pregnancy, March 2020: a report commissioned by Public Health England’, is available at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/vaping-in-england-evidence-update-march-2020

Grouped Questions: 31497

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