Somehow this great bit of news passed me by – but I have just seen the ASH (Action on Smoking and Health) briefing for Local Authorities on Youth Vaping. It is dated August 2022 – sorry I missed it!

ash brief 2022

Anyway the document is a guide for local authorities on the controversial issue of Youth Vaping. Also it includes a lot of mythbusting and factual information – which is very very welcome in this era of Vape Bashing

You can read the full document here in here in PDF format on the ASH website.

Also visit this link for other resources including guidance for Schools and e-cigarette use amongst young people in 2022.

ASH Brief Contents

The document has 8 pages in total so I won’t recite the whole lot but there are some excellent points made about vaping.

A section is dedicated to statistics from the ASH Youth Vaping Survey 2022 and it covers numbers such as how many 11-18 year olds were vaping and the breakdown of these results by years and other sub groups.

levels of youth vape use ASH 2022

It also has a section targeting Parents, Schools and Carers about current advice and facts. Education on harm reduction has a brief mention too…

ash brief education

There are also links to organisations where complaints can be made if regulations are being breached.

ash brief guidance

Mythbusting

A whole section entitled “Addressing the myths about vaping” makes for wonderful reading.

ash brief myths 1

ash brief myths 2

ash brief myths 3

ash brief myths 4

The document also discusses current e-cigarette regulation and also provides links to resources as guidance. It also covers Trading Standards involvement and Marketing.

My Thoughts

At times ASH has come under criticism for their campaigns and policies but I do have to say in this incidence I am very pleased with their response and output on the subject.

It aims to try and calm some of the anti-vape hysteria with some facts whilst also providing information on what regulations are already in place.

For me it is a great step forward.

Responses

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Michelle Jones

My name is Michelle - I am 48 and an engineer and Technical Author by trade. I started vaping many years ago in the days of Tornado tanks, Ego batteries and Variable Voltage. My journey in vaping began again around 2016 and have been interested in the topic ever since. I finally stopped smoking as of June 2019 and that is all thanks to vaping! 20mg Nicotine Salts are my hero! Oh and I am partial to a nice pod mod and Bubblegum e-liquid! I have enjoyed writing for Ecigclick since 2017 and love being part of this great team! My passion for Tobacco Harm Reduction has also led me to becoming a Trustee for the NNA (New Nicotine Alliance) aiding in Advocacy

My name is Michelle - I am 48 and an engineer and Technical Author by trade. I started vaping many years ago in the days of Tornado tanks, Ego batteries and Variable Voltage. My journey in vaping began again around 2016 and have been interested in the topic ever since. I finally stopped smoking as of June 2019 and that is all thanks to vaping! 20mg Nicotine Salts are my hero! Oh and I am partial to a nice pod mod and Bubblegum e-liquid! I have enjoyed writing for Ecigclick since 2017 and love being part of this great team! My passion for Tobacco Harm Reduction has also led me to becoming a Trustee for the NNA (New Nicotine Alliance) aiding in Advocacy

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