Laura Sharman 27 February 2019

Very few young people regularly vape, report finds

Very few young people regularly vape, report finds image

Only a small proportion of young people are regularly using e-cigarettes, according to the findings of a new report.

The study, by researchers at King’s College London for Public Health England (PHE), found only 1.7% of under-18s vape at least once a week. Only 0.2% of these have never smoked.

The report also found levels of vaping has plateaued among adults, with it being largely confined to smokers and ex-smokers.

Professor John Newton, health improvement director at PHE, said: ‘In contrast to recent media reports in the US, we are not seeing a surge in e-cigarette use among young people in Britain.

‘While more young people are experimenting with e-cigarettes, the crucial point is that regular use remains low and is very low indeed among those who have never smoked.

‘We will keep a close watch on young people’s vaping and smoking habits to ensure we stay on track to achieve our ambition of a smoke-free generation.’

A separate clinical trial found that the use of e-cigarettes, when combined with face-to-face support, are up to twice as effective for quitting smoking as other nicotine replacement products. However, only 4% of quit attempts through Stop Smoking Services in England are made using e-cigarettes.

Creating communities for all ages image

Creating communities for all ages

Bringing younger and older people together produces dividends, says Stephen Burke, who outlines how councils can encourage more intergenerational care and living.
Revolutionising mental health image

Revolutionising mental health

Cllr Jasmine Ali explains how Southwark Council is putting plans into action to revolutionise children’s mental health in Southwark.
SIGN UP
For your free daily news bulletin
Highways jobs

Neighbourhood Services Divisional Manager

Northumberland County Council
£60,253
You will provide professional and technical advice on all Neighbourhood Services functions. As an effective leader you will coordinate and manage... Northumberland
Recuriter: Northumberland County Council

Children's Supervising Social Workers and Senior Supervising Social Workers

London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and London Borough of Wandsworth
£35,246 - £42,710
We look for people with a 'can do' attitude, who are prepared to be accountable for achieving the best possible outcomes. London (Greater)
Recuriter: London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and London Borough of Wandsworth

Strategic Business and Transformation Manager

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
£50,555 - £53,722 per annum
This position is on a fixed term contract basis for 12 months from the start date. Sandwell, West Midlands
Recuriter: Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

Qualified Social Worker - Family Support & Protection

Essex County Council
Up to £207 per day + Umbrella rate
The Role Family Operations delivers direct provision of services relating to vulnerable children, young people and complex families. England, Essex, Harlow
Recuriter: Essex County Council

Programme Leader

Brent Council
£37,944 to £40,177 p.a. Inc.
Seeking a highly effective manager and leader for mathematics courses with understanding and demonstrable experience of... Wembley, London (Greater)
Recuriter: Brent Council

Public Property

Latest issue - Public Property News

This issue of Public Property examines how public sector organisations can unlock the hidden value in their land, and why a new approach to construction could help boost the outcomes of the Government’s One Public Estate programme.

The December issue also considers why learnings from ancient cities could provide the key to promoting wellbeing in the modern built environment. It also contains a case study on how the London Borough of Westminster has provided high quality care for the elderly alongside a block of luxury apartments.

Register for your free digital issue