Breakdown of vaping statistics in cities: FOI release
- Population Health Directorate
- Part of
- Health and social care, Public sector
Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002
How many people vape in Edinburgh? And in Scotland?
How many underage people vape in the city? And in the country?
Are there any deaths caused, influenced or triggered by vaping?
If yes, what are the statistics in the city? And in the country?
How many people had lung injuries due to vaping in Edinburgh? And in Scotland?
Did any of these people have irreversible injuries? How many?
Did any of these people die? How many?
While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance the Scottish Government does not have some of the information you have requested. The reasons why we don’t have the information are explained in the Annex to this letter.
Some of the information requested may be found within the following publications.
- The Health and Wellbeing Census for P5 – S6 pupils was published on 28th of February 2023. This provides a summary of statistics on vaping by Local Authority for this age group.
- The Scottish Health Survey 2021, provides information on the health and factors relating to the health of people living in Scotland.
REASONS FOR NOT PROVIDING INFORMATION
The Scottish Government does not have the information you have asked for. Public Health Scotland and The City of Edinburgh Council may own the information you are looking for. This is a formal notice under section 17(1) of FOISA that the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested.
The Scottish Government is committed to publishing all information released in response to Freedom of Information requests. View all FOI responses at http://www.gov.scot/foi-responses.
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Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000
The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
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