Vaping is becoming more popular amongst people across the UK as the incidence of smoking decreases. In England, between 3.1 and 3.2 million adults vape regularly. The increase is particularly high in the 11-18 year old age category with 8.6% in 2022 compared to 7.7% in 2019 who regularly vape.
The Public Protection Partnership have developed an 'Vaping Education and Enforcement’ campaign across Bracknell Forest, West Berkshire and Wokingham. This will actively run in January, February and March 2023.
Statistics demonstrate that vaping is on the increase with teenagers, 9% of 11-15 year old's currently using e-cigarettes an increase from 6% in 2018. (Source: NHS Digital) In most cases this is with children who have never smoked, but are taking up vaping. There is a rising concern with the partnership local authorities and health professionals as to the longer term impact this may be having.
Disposable vapes FAQs
On 14 July, the LGA (Local Government Association) released a statement calling for the Government to ban the sale and manufacture of disposable vapes by 2024. The FAQs in the associated links below provide more detail about that policy position.