The significance of flavour additives in the use of moist snuff and e-cigarettes – with a focus on young people and the Nordic region
28 tammi 2019
Flavour additives in tobacco, e-cigarettes and smokeless tobacco are appealing to young people and non-established smokers. Flavour additives are, for example, a leading cause of young people starting to use e-cigarettes.
Young people also have a perception that e-cigarettes with the flavour of fruit, for example, are less harmful to health than e-cigarettes with the flavour of tobacco. Restrictions and regulations on flavour additives in e-cigarettes and e-liquids are therefore highly likely to have an impact on the use of these products by young people.
Our report, The significance of flavour additives in the use of moist snuff and e-cigarettes – with a focus on young people and the Nordic region, is based on some of the research that is available in the field.
– The articles we have found that are relevant to the subject are based on American data, but they still give us reason to believe that the same issues may apply to young Nordic people. In the Nordic countries, we generally see a higher consumption of moist snuff and e-cigarettes among the younger age groups than the average for all age groups, says Nadja Frederiksen, Senior Adviser at the Nordic Welfare Centre.
This report has been published on behalf of the Nordic Arena for Public Health Issues.
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