Better health with vaping
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.