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In Russia, 80 percent of smokers electronic cigarettes along with them to smoke conventional. About it on air of radio station “Moscow speaking” said the Deputy Minister of health of Russia Oleg Salagay. Thus, to abandon the use of tobacco can only every fifth.
“We have data of our Center for preventive medicine, which suggests that more than 80 percent of those who consume the electronic cigarette, those who are using them quit Smoking,” he said.
The official noted that “an element of” harm reduction when switching from conventional cigarettes to electronic may be the smokers with great experience. At the same time, those who start Smoking with electronic cigarettes, you can then go to normal.
“Electronic cigarettes are a source of getting people involved in nicotine dependence. An impressive number of people start with e-cigarettes, then use to double the consumption, or conventional tobacco products. Unfortunately, electronic cigarette is very attractive mainly for the young,” said Salagay.
In 2017 in Russia, it sold 13.1 billion packs of cigarettes. VTSIOM polls indicate that smoke today, 34 percent of Russians, or 50 million people.
In June it was reported that wapi and system of heating tobacco in Russia will be subject to a single anti-Smoking law, and individual rules for them will not. That weepy, electronic cigarettes and other alternative means of Smoking should be legally equivalent to conventional cigarettes, they say in Russia since the beginning of 2018.
Video, photo All from Russia.