Research and analysis

Nicotine vaping in England: 2022 evidence update

The final annual update in the current series of evidence reviews about the health harms of vaping, by leading independent tobacco experts.

Applies to England


Nicotine vaping in England: an evidence update including health risks and perceptions, 2022

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In the government’s tobacco control plan for England, Public Health England was asked to update its 2015 review of e-cigarettes and other novel nicotine delivery systems every year until 2022. In October 2021, responsibility for commissioning this series of reviews was transferred to the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities.

This report is the eighth and final in the current series and was led by academics at King’s College London with a group of international collaborators.

This update is the most comprehensive to date. Its main focus is a systematic review of the evidence on the health risks of nicotine vaping. It also includes recent vaping prevalence data for young people and adults, and looks at flavours, nicotine and people’s perceptions of vaping harm.

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Published 29 September 2022

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