Warning of respiratory health harms discourage vaping the most

“E-cigarette health harms related to respiratory effects, chemical exposures, and other health areas most discouraged vaping among tobacco users. In contrast, health harms about addiction least discouraged use. Several countries have begun implementing e-cigarette health warnings, including the U.S., and many others are considering adopting similar policies. To increase impact, future warnings and other health communication efforts should communicate about health harms beyond addiction, such as the effects of e-cigarette use on respiratory health.”

Rohde JA, Noar SM, Mendel JR, Hall MG, Baig SA, Ribisl KM, Brewer NT. E-cigarette health harm awareness and discouragement: Implications for health communication. Nicotine Tob Res. 2019 Oct 9. pii: ntz194. [Epub ahead of print]

by Dr.Stephen Hamann

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