Bet­ter health with va­p­ing

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS -

ci­garettes re­ported im­prove­ments in their gen­eral health.

“The study re­vealed that 91.4% re­ported im­prove­ments in their breath­ing.

“74.9% said they had im­proved qual­ity of sleep.

“89.5% had im­proved sense of smell and 88% had im­proved sense of taste.

“In ad­di­tion, at least two-thirds of the re­spon­dents have stopped smok­ing al­to­gether since tak­ing up va­p­ing.

“An­other 27% were able to re­duce their smok­ing.

“Most be­lieved they would re­vert to, or in­crease, smok­ing if they were not al­lowed to vape,” it added.

Fac­ta­sia co-founder John Bo­ley pointed out that a long list of pub­lic health au­thor­i­ties around the world has pro­nounced e-ci­garettes to be at least 95% safer than smok­ing and have en­acted reg­u­la­tions that en­able adult con­sumers to make the choice to switch to va­p­ing.

He said he hoped Malaysia’s del­e­ga­tion to the World Health Or­gan­i­sa­tion con­fer­ence in In­dia in Novem­ber will take the op­por­tu­nity to an­nounce reg­u­la­tions that would al­low the switch.

“Mak­ing a pos­i­tive de­ci­sion in this is­sue would be a great step for­ward in an en­light­ened and pro­gres­sive pub­lic health pol­icy.

“We hope the rel­e­vant min­istries have taken on board the ev­i­dence of United King­dom and the Euro­pean Union and al­low cit­i­zens to choose,” he said.

The anony­mous sur­vey was con­ducted online in both Malay and English, with an av­er­age re­spon­dent age of 30.

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