Since being introduced to the UK in 2005, vaping has become widely viewed as a healthier alternative to smoking tobacco that still offers end-users access to nicotine and the familiar action of ‘smoking’. As a result of this, a growing number of companies now produce vaping devices and e-liquids.
However, manufacturers working in this industry are subject to rules and regulations surrounding packaging and the in-pack information issued to consumers. This is where our user information leaflets come in.
What is vaping?
Also known as e-cigarettes, vaping devices give people the means of inhaling nicotine with vapour rather than smoke, which is not as harmful to the body.
Why do people vape?
The reason why people vape instead of smoking traditional cigarettes is because vaping devices don’t burn tobacco – a process that produces tar and carbon monoxide, which are “two of the most damaging elements in tobacco smoke” according to the NHS’s website.
More often than not, people vape because they’re trying to kick their tobacco smoking habit. ASH.org carried out a survey that revealed that 36% of smokers say that they took up vaping as a way of helping them quit, while 20% vaped to avoid relapse.
Because of this, we must provide the end-users with clear information about how vaping can help them stop smoking for good, alongside the various rules and regulations surrounding the market.
How popular is it?
The numbers of people vaping across the world have consistently increased since its conception in China back in 2003.
Allen Carr’s Easyway site shows a chart that illustrates the rise of vaping from 2011 to 2021. In 2011, there were just under 10 million vapers globally, but in 2021, that figure rose to around 75 million.
However, in England at least, the number of adults who vape and smoke has been declining since 2012 – a report published by Gov.UK showed that the figure had dropped from 74% to 38%.
Why do e-cigarettes and their liquids need user information leaflets?
Although healthier than smoking, vaping still utilises the highly addictive substance, liquid nicotine. Because of this, the liquids and e-cigarettes are subject to various rules and regulations that consumers must be made aware of so they can use them safely. User information leaflets are the perfect way to get this advice across.
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is responsible for implementing most of the rules and regulations surrounding the e-cigarette industry. Its rules ensure there are minimum standards for the safety and quality of all vaping devices and refill containers, that information is provided to help consumers make informed choices, and that it creates an environment that protects children from utilising these products.
For example, if you feel unwell after using an e-cigarette you can report your side effects and safety concerns with the products via the MHRA’s Yellow Card scheme. User information leaflets are the perfect tools to help break down this information so that it’s easily accessible to the public.
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