Daily E-cigarette Ue Among Women Tripled

UK Office for National Statistics: The number of women using e-cigarettes(heated tobacco supplier) every day has tripled


The number of young women in the UK who use e-cigarettes(heatsticks manufacturer) daily has more than tripled in the last year, according to government figures. Figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that 6.7% of women aged 16-24 will use e-cigarettes every day in 2022, a significant increase from 1.9% in 2021, with young women overtaking men in e-cigarette(heat not burn heatsticks seller) use.


The trend of increased e-cigarette use among young women is in line with the results of a survey of school-age children conducted by the National Health Service (NHS) in England last year, which showed that more than one in five 15-year-old girls use e-cigarettes, far outstripping the rate of use among boys of the same age.


The increase in e-cigarette use is attributed to the growing availability of disposable e-cigarettes in recent years. These products account for the vast majority of e-cigarette sales and are sold in flavors such as pink lemonade, bubble gum and watermelon ice, which critics say makes them more attractive to young people.


Other countries have recently taken steps to restrict sales. French Prime Minister Élisabeth Borne said on Sunday that the government will soon propose a national plan to ban single-use e-cigarettes.


Australia has banned single-use e-cigarettes, and New Zealand has banned most disposable e-cigarettes and taken other steps to limit sales to young people. Germany has banned flavored e-cigarettes, while Ireland is consulting on banning disposable e-cigarettes.


Data shows that in the UK, young women are now more likely to use e-cigarettes than young men. The data shows that 3.6% of males aged 16-24 use e-cigarettes daily and 8.7% use them occasionally, while the proportion of young women who use them occasionally rose from 7.1% in 2021 to 12.2% last year.


The data also shows that the proportion of people in the 16-24 age group who use e-cigarettes at least occasionally is just under one in six, up from one in nine in 2021.


Meanwhile, the proportion of people who smoke has fallen to its lowest level since comparable data began. just 11.2% of people aged 16 and over said they smoked, down from 12.7% last year and continuing a downward trend that has been in place since at least 1974.


Amanda Pritchard, chief executive of the National Health Service (NHS), said in June that 40 children in England were hospitalized last year for "illnesses related to e-cigarettes". These illnesses included lung damage and exacerbation of asthma symptoms. That number is up from 11 in 2021.


Speaking at NHS ConfedExpo, Pritchard said that smoking e-cigarettes "can lead to lung damage". She added: "It's very important that we tackle this early to ensure young people don't end up in hospital and prevent future health problems."


In an interview with ITV's This Morning program in May, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said he was concerned about the impact the marketing of e-cigarettes could have on his two young daughters.


He said: 'We are looking at how we can tighten up the rules about their marketing, promotion and appearance. It looks like they are aimed at children, which is ridiculous. I don't want my children to be attracted to these things."


The government then announced plans to close a legal loophole that allows retailers and marketing companies to offer free samples of e-cigarettes to people under the age of 18. Because e-cigarettes are not subject to tobacco advertising rules that prohibit free distribution, they are not considered tobacco products.