Frequently asked questions about smoking, nicotine and safer nicotine products
FAQ - General
Is smoking still a problem?
Why can’t people just quit smoking?
What is tobacco harm reduction?
Why is smoking bad for you?
What are safer nicotine products?
Are e-cigarettes bad for you/is vaping bad for you?
Do e-cigarettes or vaping products have their own health risks?
What caused the deaths linked to e-cigarettes / vaping products in the USA?
Is there evidence that safer nicotine products can reduce harm at a population level?
Will people switch to safer nicotine products instead of smoking?
Is nicotine bad for you?
Is nicotine addictive?
Is second-hand vaping bad for you?
Do safer nicotine products help people quit smoking?
Is there an epidemic of youth vaping?
Is vaping a gateway to smoking for young people?
Why are there so many legal moves to ban vaping flavours?
Does nicotine damage teenagers’ brains?
Should e-cigarettes / vaping products and other safer nicotine products be regulated?
Should e-cigarettes / vaping products and other safer nicotine products be regulated like tobacco products or medicines?
Why is there so much opposition to safer nicotine products, including from the WHO?
What is the most effective way to reduce smoking-related deaths?
Why does the GSTHR use ‘vaping product’ as well as ‘e-cigarette’?