'We have to ban them now' – Two-thirds of Irish public assist disposable vape ban

New analysis exhibits that round two thirds of the general public need the Authorities to ban the sale of disposable vapes

A survey just lately carried out with over 1,000 folks aged 15 and over by the unbiased polling organisation Ipsos discovered that 64% of respondents assist the ban of disposable e-cigarettes, often known as vapes. Solely 28% opposed the measure and eight% have been not sure.

The Authorities’s public session interval on disposable e-vaping gadgets ended right this moment, July twenty seventh. Mark Murphy, Advocacy Supervisor for Environmental Well being and Tobacco with the Irish Coronary heart Basis, stated it confirmed the general public know disposable vapes usually are not solely a well being danger but in addition pose a risk to the atmosphere.

“In 2019, 18.1% of teenagers admitted to utilizing vapes however this quantity can have soared for the reason that introduction of disposable vapes,” he stated.

Of these polled, 57% within the 15-24 age group supported a disposable vape ban, whereas half of the 24-35 cohort have been in favour.

Nearly all of all different age teams who took half within the survey additionally agreed the sale of disposable vapes in Eire ought to finish.

In its submission to Authorities, the Irish Coronary heart Basis stated a research confirmed that youngsters who use them are between three and 5 instances extra more likely to begin smoking than those that don’t, and one thing comparable was discovered by EU well being researchers.

“An analogous sample might simply emerge on this nation,” says Murphy.

The environmental danger was additionally highlighted within the submission, as a result of disposable e-cigarettes comprise plastic, copper and a lithium battery, none of which will be recycled.

“They’re fuelling teenage vaping and nicotine habit whereas damaging our planet. These single-use vapes are designed as modern, stylish life-style merchandise which make them extremely interesting to younger folks,” he says.

“Furthermore, their smooth design makes them straightforward to cover from dad and mom and academics. Eire led the best way with its office smoking ban, however we’re quick shedding floor once more within the battle in opposition to tobacco habit. We merely can not enable one other technology of younger folks to develop into hooked on nicotine.”