Countering false and misleading anti-vaping arguments

January 2022: Ireland

Briefing for the Health Committee of the Oireachtas

A short set of evidence-based arguments for members to consider in response to a number of misleading and potentially damaging arguments made by abstinence-only campaigners to the committee:

Briefing: Public Health (Tobacco and Nicotine Inhaling Products) Bill

  1. Professional support for vaping and tobacco harm reduction 
  2. Concerns that youth smoking in Ireland increased from 2015 and 2019 
  3. Evidence that vaping helps people to quit smoking 
  4. Is vaping a gateway for the tobacco industry to get adolescents smoking? 
  5. Flavoured vaping products and banning flavours 
  6. Policymaking and the dangers of perverse consequences 
  7. The optimum approach to regulating nicotine products 
  8. Conclusion 

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