Vaping – Health harms: evidence briefing

This briefing provides an overview of known health harms caused by vaping and existing research gaps on long-term effects of vaping and health risks for the youngest vapers.

Policy implications

Although evidence on the long-term harms of vaping and on the effects of vaping on young people is still emergent, a precautionary approach has been adopted by the Scottish Government, with the main objective being to protect public health and prevent nicotine addiction and other known potential health harms deriving from the use of vaping products, especially in children, young people and non-smokers.

The Scottish Government will continue to consider any new evidence encountered on this.



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