| Andy Staples
In the past few weeks, you may have heard about ‘Smokefree 2030’. Smokefree 2030 is an initiative set out by the UK government to make smoking a thing of the past. The goal is to reduce the number of smokers to below 5% of the population in order to improve the health of our society.
How Can We Achieve Smokefree 2030?
There are a number of different tactics that may be used to help achieve Smokefree 2030. Firstly, they may demand that tobacco manufacturers finance the smokefree 2030 fund, since they make huge profits from this harmful and addictive substance that we’re now trying to control.
Secondly, there will be numerous educational campaigns across different channels, with the goal to motivate quitting and discourage young people from starting to smoke.
In addition, we may see stricter regulations over the sale, marketing, distribution, and use of tobacco products. For example, the minimum age to buy tobacco products may increase from 18 to 21.
Plus, there may be revisions over e-cigarette regulations. We want to ensure that e-cigarettes continue to help smokers to quit, and are not being uptaken by non-smokers. E-cigarette and e-liquid manufacturers should have a focus on this initiative and share this goal to help smokers find the path to a healthier lifestyle.
Why Is Smokefree 2030 Necessary?
Sadly, smoking is the greatest cause of premature death and disability in the UK. Smoking kills 77 thousand people per year – this is more than the deaths caused by alcohol, illegal drugs, and obesity combined.
Many smokers want to quit the habit, but unfortunately, addiction is difficult. These people need help and support in achieving this to improve their physical and mental health.
Not only is smoking detrimental to your health - both physical and mental - but it is also very costly. For those living in poverty or struggling with money, a smoking addiction only makes things worse.
The Smokefree 2030 initiative will help us to build a happier, healthier, and wealthier society.
The Bottom Line
At Vape Simple, we want to do our bit to help. This is why we always aim to educate people on the dangers of smoking, as well as providing help, advice, and support to those who want to quit. This is the whole reason Vape Simple started – to help smokers find a healthier alternative to cigarettes and an effective way to quit, prolong their life, and find happiness.
If you’re ready to make the switch from smoking to vaping, why not try this Starter Kit to help get you going.
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